West coast and Arthur’s Pass

28 November 2018

After the hike in Abel Tasman and a day in Golden bay I went to the West Coast. Here clearly when there is a big sun is that you are lucky 😉.

  • Pancakes rocks

On the west coast, a first stop is to note: pancakes Rocks. These are eroded rocks in stacks of pancakes! A small way forward is made to have views on all parts.

  • Arthur’s Pass

After a night by a lake I went to Arthur’s Pass. Do not get discouraged if the weather is gray, rainy on the west side. Indeed, once the first mountains past there is a good chance that the sky is very clear!

I did the trek Devils punchbowl waterfall and even if at the beginning the coat and cap was de rigueur they were quickly put off!

Then I took the road to Pearson Lake. To be honest the road to go was worth more than the lake itself 🙄.

  • Hokitika

After a rainy day in Hokitika, I went to see its gorge. I think that after several days of good weather the color must be even more impressive but frankly it was already really very beautiful!!

  • Glaciers

Then I went to the glaciers and mirror Lake Matheson. Except that the view was completely blocked. And since there was light wind, the lake was not completely mirror either 😪.

Beware, on the west coast, between the glaciers and Haast there is no fuel, no signal! You can find a free camp on Wikicamps but it’s just a little stop near the beach (but not a lot of traffic).

  • Blue Pools

On the way to Queenstown I stopped at the blue pools. It’s really beautiful! You can jump from the bridge but outside of the summer the water is a bit chilly 😅.

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  • Reply Queenstown - Wanaka - Travel and run Tuesday December 4th, 2018 at 01:09 PM

    […] arrivant depuis la West Coast, Queenstown fut le premier stop. Peut-être pas l’ordre le plus logique mais ma travelmate […]

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