This place gets weirder and weirder :) We’ve already had the major creepy Hansel and Gretel woods of the Tararuas, and now we’ve more fairytale forest in the form of miles of perfectly formed cartoon toadstools! I kept half expecting a lil’ bearded gnome to jump out the bushes complete with his fishing rod and shoe us along Papa Smirf stylie… And then there’s the crazy hand painted signs every few metres. Clearly some o these mushrooms have been consumed by the locals! The owners of this section of track liked to have a bit of a fun with the tourists ;) Who knows what might be round the next bend. This section was full of comedy :D
The section of track between Punga Cove and Bay of Many Coves Camp seemed to be prime mushroom growing country. I’ve never seen so many mushrooms and these things were HUGE! It was like walking through a level of Super Mario Bros. They didn’t look like the edible variety though and all the talk of ‘magic’ on the hand painted signage made us think what kind of mushrooms are these..?