Purakaunui Falls

Beautiful Purakaunui Falls The 22 m falls are on the Tautuku River in Catlins Conservation Park and are often described as the most spectacular in the region. The walk to the falls is very pleasant and passes through a variety of forest and shrub types: huge tree fuchsia, stands of olearia and podocarp forest. A ten…

Brighton Storm

We were just heading home along the coast road when we saw a big storm heading our way, so we rushed home, I grabbed my camera and got some photos.

McKee Reserve and Mapua

McKee Memorial Scenic Reserve occupies an area of coastal land at the northern end of Ruby Bay. The reserve is approximately 1 km north of Ruby Bay township. A nice camping and picnic area with great view across the bay to Nelson.


While staying in Motueka for a few days we were exploring the surrounding area and stumbled on Higgins Heritage Park, might be interesting we thought! And it was – for $5 you can wander around this large complex full of interesting machinery and ‘stuff’.