Recently we had the good fortune to spend some time at beautiful Bruce Bay in South Westland staying with our good friends Jacqui & John from Mahitahi Lodge. A fun few days filled with good food, good company, exploring beautiful beaches and bush walks.
Bruce Bay is in Glacier Country approximately 40 minute drive south of Fox Glacier and an hour north of Haast. Bruce Bay is exactly that – a bay of the Tasman Sea bordering the main state highway and named one of NZ’s favourite beaches. It is often photographed as it has a bank of Rimu trees lining the foreshore making a great contrast of sea and forest. It is also the first place in New Zealand where Maori landed from Hawaii so has some fascinating history.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather. After initially starting with a little bit of low cloud that soon started to clear with the mountain tops appearing through the clouds and the sun coming out.