• View from the top of Knuckle Hill (506m), looking south

Whanganui Inlet – Remote, Untouched and Natural

October 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

As a destination, Golden Bay has some very well-known attractions like the Abel Tasman National Park, Pupu Springs and Wharariki Beach; Whanganui Inlet is less well known but is well worth a visit nevertheless. The drive from Takaka to Wharariki is pretty spectacular in itself, so perhaps people can be forgiven for not seeing, let [...]

  • The river runs through steep mountains clothed in native bush

Ghosts of the Mystic River

August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Sister Susanne Aubert was so revered by Māori on the Whanganui River that they called her, ‘Meri Hohepa’ – wahine tino whakapono, a very holy lady. With her Sisters of Compassion, Aubert cared for orphaned and abandoned babies and children during the 1890s at the Jerusalem convent. One baby was dispatched anonymously in a basket [...]