It is sad to see Westland Council supporting a 127km road from Haast to Hollyford. Matt and I walked the 1973 bulldozer trail from the Gorge River “airstrip” to the end of the “road” just south of Gorge River. 40 years of regrowth could not hide the bulldozer tracks. The thought that bulldozers could again return to crush amazing native forest was horrible. Worse is the knowledge that many people support this ignorant proposal. A private toll road, funded by corrupt business and council, through public wilderness. It will never happen.
Thanks Matt for a great trip, and I’m sorry that west Cape didn’t work out. Third time lucky!