So it’s downhill from the crest of Lewis Pass, but no time to get distracted as there’s the odd landslide to dodge.
And a few twists and turns.
Here, the road follows a series of rivers. First the Lewis, then the Nina, the Boyle, the Hope, and finally the Waiau Uwha, as it makes its way to the Pacific Ocean.
We travelled in early summer, so the rivers weren’t flowing full-pelt. It must be exhilarating to see it in full force in the spring time.