Gorgeous Golden BayIf you're into gorgeous beach scenery, take time to visit beautiful Golden Bay at the northern tip of the South Island.
Providing the beautiful coastline for both the Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park, Golden Bay’s remoteness is one if its finest assets. From Motueka, it is rather a grueling drive over the Takaka Hill, the only way in and the only way out of Golden Bay by road. But the trip is worth it! Check out the plethora of local art and craft in the small towns, try fishing for salmon at Anatoki Salmon, stroll the long, languid beach at Pohara or sink your toes into the golden sand at Tata Beach. Bliss!
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All the arrangements for accommodation and travel worked without a hitch. The only confusion we had was finding the Thrifty reception at Picton, as we initially went to the wrong ferry terminal!
We were kindly redirected by a receptionist to the correct terminal and all fell into place.
There were numerous highlights, but for June and I, the Helicopter flight and landing on the glacier was a unique and memorable event.
Driving between destinations was also a pleasure as the traffic density in general is far less than in the UK, the uniqueness of the roads and the scenery made it enjoyable to drive. June (who is far better disciplined than I), created a log of the places visited and experiences encountered.
This, along with the photographs taken will provide material to deliver a presentation of our tour to fellow Rotary members here at Helensburgh.
From June and I, a big THANK YOU for creating a very interesting and memorable itinerary that gave insight to some of the outstanding landscape and history of New Zealand.
N & J, Scotland -
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