Here’s New Zealand’s most epic drive


Posted by Ed 18 days ago
Beautiful, welcoming, and vast: This end-to-end road trip reveals what we love about New Zealand.

I was expecting to cross paths with a T. rex at any moment.

The rugged west coast of New Zealand’s South Island can seem prehistoric like that. Half-walking, half-sliding down a narrow trail overhung with trees dripping tangled moss, I was looking for Merv.

I had started my search in Jackson Bay, a quiet fishing village with only a handful of year-round residents and about 30 houses.

 As I got out of my car, a slender woman with short blonde hair called out to me from a sunny porch, where she was drinking a cup of coffee. She took one look at me and asked if I was lost.

“I’m looking for Merv?” I said. It was actually a question.
Where to Stay in Queenstown:   1888 Stargazer Cottage  
Where to Stay on the West Coast:  Welcome Bay Lodge  


Ed 18 days ago

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