Collingwood to Paturau

Left collingwood and drove down the road toward Anatori. Didn’t make it to Anatori, as the beach front at Paturau was so good that we felt it unnecessary to go the extra kms.

The road in skirts this estuary below, one of the largest in NZ. 32 kms of windy gravel but well worth it. Dozens of causeways across exposed mud flats. Paturau is the site of an old flax mill and handled gold and timber in the past. Now there is a farm and 2 beach houses.

Where we camped! We were right where the grass meets the sand, prime beach section and the weather was good.

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One Response to Collingwood to Paturau

  1. Hi Harvey,
    I am presuming you are the same Harvey Jones I flatted with in Newmarket Auckland in the mid sixties. You don’t look like him. I would be interested in catching up with you. My immediate problem is that my one and only grandaughter has just broken my one and only Harvey Jones bowl you gave me a long time ago. I was looking to buy some Harvey Jones pottery. I see there is a bit on trade me.
    I like your various photos and know a bit about the South Island areas you have visited. I visited the Pelorous sound area and D’urville Island on annual diving trips for half my lifetime. You may remember Wayne Elia from your drinking days. He and his wife and goats live in Mapua and we keep in touch. He has made a beautiful statuette of me playing the guitar.
    0211808173, 049733204

    Cheers

    Chris Caudwell

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