Driving to the West Coast from Christchurch (by Alison)
Wet weather after crossing Arthurs Pass (by Alison)
Flooded pond in Bullock Creek (by Alison)
Punakaiki Rocks (by Alison)
Punakaiki Rocks, West Coast (by Alison)
Coast views from Punakaiki Rocks (by Alison)
Backpackers where we stayed, Punakaiki
Bullock Creek Road in the Punakaiki area. We walked along here from the Inland Pack Track route in the rain. We returned in the clearing weather for some pictures of this beautiful west coast valley.
Bullock Creek in the Punakaiki area.
Limestone bluffs reflected in pool on Bullock Creek Road near Punakaiki
Pool on Bullock Creek Road near Punakaiki
Alison walking along Bullock Creek Road with giant tree ferns
Me taking pictures in Bullock Creek (by Alison)
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Alison collecting rocks at Little Beach near Charleston, West Coast
Little Beach near Charleston
Rocks and pebbles at Little Beach near Charleston.
Paparoa rocks (by Alison)
Messing around with camera (by Alison)
Seals at Cape Foulwind
View of the Paparoa ranges from Cape Foulwind, West Coast
Cape Foulwind (by Alison)
Old mining area on the Denniston Plateau near Westport
View from Denniston plateau to Westport and the West Coast
Ominous sky over Denniston Plateau
Old boilers, wagons and other machinery at a mining museum on the Denniston Plateua
Alison on the Denniston Plateau
Tower from the aerial ropeway used to move coal to the Denniston Incline.
Aerial ropeway towers at Denniston plateau.
Sunset over Westport, West Coast
Cabbage trees at Gentle Annie campsite, mouth of the Mokihinui River
Looking south along the West Coast from Gentle Annie Point near Mokihinui
Whitebaiting in Mokihinui River (by Alison)
Dave getting whitebaiting intel, Mokihinui River (by Alison)
Dave and old coal wagon train engine (by Alison)
Alison enjoying lunch at Charming Creek mine workings near Seddonville (by Alison)
West Coast landscape near Birchfield, West Coast
West Coast rain (by Alison)
View along Westport's Russell Street from harbour to the distant Paparoa Ranges.