Backpacking in New Zealand: Salmon Farm, Haast Falls and Bus Tripping West Coast

Backpacking in New Zealand: Salmon Farm, Haast Falls and Bus Tripping West Coast

Places like this you never appreciate or savour, but you should because YOU WILL NEVER BE HERE AGAIN. And so it was a stop over on route to Wanaka, that we had our lunch time visit to a Salmon Farm, which quite frankly was in the wilderness of absolutely nowhere.

We pulled over and there it was the South Westland Salmon Farm, with no sign of my fellow ex-Kilmaine school mate, Zoe Salmon. She went on to bigger and better things since leaving Bangor. I was stuck in a remote Salmon Farm drinking Earl Grey Tea and taking in the spectacular views. Aw well, maybe I’ll make a living out of travel blogging.

View from the bus on route to the Salmon Farm.

One of many river gorges on route.

Crossing a bridge – the muddy back window of our bus, and our trailer with our luggage on it.

Farming wilderness on the edge of the Salmon Farm.

The wee cafe at the Salmon Farm.

Guess what…they sell a lot of salmon there.

A big salmon.

Many salmon in one of the large pools at the farm.

Relaxing by the salmon pools.

Relaxing in the wilderness.

A duck in amongst the salmon.

Amazing west coast of New Zealand – great views from the bus!

There were many more stops along the west coast, which is excellent to see. This was the impressive water falls at Haast.

Central Haast.

Mount Pleasant.

The wilderness road – not dissimilar to Tasmania.

A butterfly at Haast.

Another view of the gorge at Haast. It was onwards to the equally isolated settlement of Makorora.

Celebrities I wish I’d been there with – Zoe Salmon




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