If you’re ever in Westport, a visit to the Denniston incline should be top of your list. Immerse yourself in the history of coal mining in New Zealand at this abandoned coal mining settlement, and get a sense of how life would have been for those who lived ‘on the hill.’ Continue reading “Learn History of Coal Mining in New Zealand at Denniston”
“Arrive as strangers, leave as friends”
Known as New Zealand’s closest pub to Australia, the Star Tavern at Cape Foulwind is the epitome of your friendly rural tavern. Continue reading “Star Tavern”
Explore the spectacular Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and spectacular walkway. This clifftop walk also features a working lighthouse and provides panoramic views of mountains and rugged untamed coastline. Continue reading “Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and Walkway”
The Old Ghost Road is a rugged mountain biking and tramping trail which connects the old dray road in the Lyell (Upper Buller Gorge) to the Mokihinui River in the north. Not for the faint hearted, it traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys.
Greetings from The Cape!
In 2016, we decided to embark on a complete change of direction, career and a new adventure. As a result we packed our bags and sold our Hamilton home, giving up the security of full time jobs, to purchase a boutique motel, Omau Settlers Lodge on the West Coast. So far we’ve enjoyed exploring this stunning region we now call home and we’ve met some pretty awesome people along the way. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you.
Karen & Lee