Today’s photo of the week if from the Croesus Track on the West Coast of the South Island.
This track is a beautiful walk into the landscape of the Paparoa Ranges with a variety of local vegetation and wildlife along the way.
On Sunday Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced a new 45 kilometre Great Walk as a memorial to the 29 men killed in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster.
The Pike29 Memorial Track will be constructed from Blackball to Punakaiki, and will include part of the existing Croesus Track.
The track is scheduled to open at the end of 2018.