Keri Jones visits Golden Bay, a beautiful area of sandy beaches, turquoise waters and forested mountain ranges at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a remote area, where New Zealanders go on holiday, backpackers congregate and artists settle. There’s a relaxed vibe to this end-of-the-road community.
Keri learns about Maori culture when he chats with a community leader. He visits sacred springs and then catches and cooks his own lunch at the area’s top attraction, a salmon farm. Later, Keri is driven along the 30km long beach of the Farewell Spit sand bank. This natural wonder is world-famous for its birdlife, fossils, unusual lighthouse and an arch in the cliff face.