Waiuta is an almost abandoned gold mining town, 38 km south-east of Reefton.  The town grew to provide accommodation for miners who worked at the nearby Blackwater mine which became the West Coast’s richest gold mine. The town is now designated a protected area, under the care of the Department of Conservation, the few local…

Nelson Creek

Nelson Creek We thought the camp site at Nelson Creek would be a good spot for a couple of days exploring the surrounding area, which it was but we had no idea what an interesting place it is with a great camp site and walks.

Some of my favourite photos

As you probably already know I struggle a bit with the text for my posts, the photos are the easy part for me, so I’m taking a break this time and sharing some of my favourite photos.


We wanted to go to Anatori and the Turimawiwi River because it’s the end of the road from the north, down the West coast of the South Island. We had been to the end of the road from the south which ends at the Kohaihai river where there is a large doc camp site, in…