Sheila & Terry's New Zealand special holiday travel blog

Coast line south of Westport

Punakaiki... hoping to see the blow holes ... Pancake rocks behind... Need...

The trip over the Lewis pass was fabulous in the sunshine. Every corner changed the gap we thought we would be going to pass through. There was alot less snow than we expected as we had heard others had been turned back without snow chains the previous week and we found the road was unexpectedly good. We stopped and had a few walks into the bush to see waterfalls and moss laden trees before we went to Westport where we walked to see the fur seals again.

Today we wandered down the coast from Westport stopping at all the different coves and paths as the Panakaiki blow holes only spout at high tide .... and this was not until 4pm. Unfortunately the weather was so good and calm the holes at Panakaiki did not spout, which was a high disappointment so we continued on to Greymouth.

We camped just south of Greymouth and will be having an early start to get to the glaciers tomorrow. .... AND the next day we have a helicopter fly to the top of the glacier for a walk... weather permitting!....Watch this space for pictures!

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