At first the path climbs steeply then curves gently around the Point Elizabeth Headland to Rapahoe. In a way, the track treads back in time as it follows a gold mining water-race built in the late 1800’s.
On the walk out to the lookout I always enjoy reading the native plant identification signs, listening to the surf, and smelling the salty coastal forest. The view from the lookout is up there with the visual feasts that can be seen from Cape Foulwind and Knights Point - my two other West Coast favourites.
In the distance, Mt Cook/Aoraki - Australasia’s highest peak, towers above gathering clouds; and on the shoreline (at the right time of year) youthful seals catch the sun’s rays. Reminding me that this is only one of the reasons why Greymouth is gorgeous and definitely worth visiting.