Photos from the beautiful McLean Falls walk, taken on a showery August day.

These photos illustrate the cool rainforest sub-climate of the Catlins area perfectly.  Consider that there was snow down to sea-level in the Catlins one week after these photos were taken, and you’ll see how unusual this area is!

My wife and kids were unwilling to get out of the car to do this walk in the rain (admittedly it was about 6 degrees C and windy), so I did the whole walk in about 35 wet minutes.

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Other posts from our fantastic NZ South holiday are here: