By Caroline Carter, Community Relations Ranger, Te Anau
Recent visitors to Doubtful Sound were treated to some unexpected and unforgettable entertainment when Ian Frewe transformed our native hebe into a musical instrument.
Ian is a Nature Guide/Driver for Real Journeys a local Fiordland tourism company.
On a recent bus trip to Doubtful Sound Ian and visitors took the time linger and experience the natural wonders around them and take in the awesome view.
The native plants of New Zealand are pretty unique having evolved in isolation for millions of years. Koromiko, Hebe salicifolia, is one native plant that seems to have developed some interesting musical properties in Ian’s expert hands.
Watch Ian Frewe playing the hebe:
Well done Ian Frew! very clever.
I have heard Ian do this before , very talented musican. Well done.