Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage Area – a true treasure of mountains, bush, beaches and forest

This area of New Zealand’s remote and rugged South Westland is truly worthy of World Heritage status bestowed sometime ago by UNESCO. It extends south from the Cook River to Fiordland and encompasses the Franz and Fox Glaciers – 2.6 million-hectares in total.

One of the benefits of living in the Wanaka area is it is very close to this amazingly diverse landscape, and this selection is from a quick trip to the Jackson and Cascade rivers area in Nov. 2017

South Westland beach at sunset


Red Hills South Westland


Martyr Saddle South Westland


Lichen South Westland


Sub alpine lichen South Westland


Ellery River South Westland


Ellery River South Westland


Ellery River South Westland


South Westland Beach at sunset