Paynes Ford!

Posted by Simon Waterhouse

Without a doubt, Paynes Ford, near Takaka is one of my favourite spots in New Zealand. Here, beautiful Golden Bay weather meets awesome limestone walls and idyllic river swimming – plus add in the notoriously laid back Takaka pace of life. Paynes Ford is a bit of a hot spot for sport-climbing, so to me this equates to the perfect holiday location. I was lucky enough to make three trips to Paynes Ford in as many months. The first two were just fleeting three-day visits, but the last was 12 days of solid holiday. Check out some of the photos from the trips below!