Holiday Photo Album Punakaiki to GoldenBay, New Zealand Trip 

Album 7 - Continuing north up the beautiful West Coast of the South Island we stopped at Punakaiki to visit the spectacular Pancake Rocks before continuing on to Cape Foulwind to see the seal colony. On the way we stopped to explore Punakaiki Cave, took short walks on beautiful TeMiko Beach, along the Charleston Loop Track and through the cave at Fox River Bridge. We spent the night at Irimahuwhero Lookout enjoying the brilliant views and amazing sunset. After Cape Foulwind, it was time to head inland again through Buller Gorge, stopping for a walk through the Kawatiri Historic Rail Tunnel and then along the scenic Four Rivers Highway north to Motueka. It was just getting dark as we climbed up Takaka Hill (biggest 'hill' I have ever been up) to Hawkes Lookout to camp the night. We didn't get to appreciate the interesting sinkholes and view down the valley back to Motueka until next morning. Click on the thumbnails below to access larger photos and information about our travels. Go to the Map of New Zealand to see the entire route and select another web album.
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West Coast


Pancake Rocks Walk

Pancake Rocks

Paparoa Blowhole

Paparoa Nat Park

Pancake Cliffs

Pancake Islands

Punakaiki Cavern

Cave Entrance

Punakaiki Cave

Cave Exit

TeMiko Beach

TeMiko Track

TeMiko Cavern

TeMiko Waterfall

Coast Road

Campsite 14

Irquahauhero Lookout

Woodpecker Bay

Fox River Bridge

Fox River Cave

Charleston Coast

Charleston LoopTrack

Cape Foulwind

Seal Colony

Tauranga Bay

Lighthouse Walk

Foulwind Beach

Cliff Caves

Ohikanui Buller

Buller Gorge Rd

Inangahua Junction

Buller Gorge

Buller River

OSullivans Bridge


Kawatiri RailTunnel

Historic Railway

Kahurangi Nat Pk

Hawkes Lookout

Lookout View

Sink Hole

Golden Bay


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