Baby boomer travelers will find that Monroe Beach is the prize at the end of a 45-minute rainforest walk on the west coast of New Zealand. As you emerge from the forest’s green coolness, large rock formations seem to stand guard over a pristine beach littered with driftwood. On our South Island New Zeland road trip with Robert Panzer of Tailored Travel, Alan and I requested frequent stops for active baby boomer excursions, which is why we found ourselves hiking to Monroe Beach. We had hoped to catch a glimpse of the Fiordland crested penguins but they were either hiding in the bush or out for a swim in the azure-blue Tasman Sea.
Saturday’s scene: Guarding Monroe Beach
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