Elaine Bay tracks (A19)

Elaine Bay and the French Pass Road, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.

GPS: -41.055316° 173.769724°

Good French Pass website: http://www.frenchpass.com/

French Pass Road overview

French Pass Road overview

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Views along the road to Elaine Bay...on the route to French Pass

Views along the road to Elaine Bay…on the route to French Pass

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DoC campground at Elaine Bay, along the French Pass Rd.

DoC campground at Elaine Bay, along the French Pass Rd.

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Elaine Bay tracks overview 1

Elaine Bay tracks overview 1

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Elaine Bay tracks overview 2

Elaine Bay tracks overview 2

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Elaine Bay

Elaine Bay

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Piwakawaka track at Elaine Bay

Piwakawaka track at Elaine Bay

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Views of Elaine Bay from Piwakawaka track

Views of Elaine Bay from Piwakawaka track

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Piwakawaka beach cove

Piwakawaka beach cove

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Along the Archer track at Elaine Bay

Along the Archer track at Elaine Bay

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Views from wide easy Archer track at Elaine Bay.

Views from wide easy Archer track at Elaine Bay.

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Elaine Bay from Archer track

Elaine Bay from Archer track

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Chairs along the Archer track near Elaine Bay

Chairs along the Archer track near Elaine Bay

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Archer Track views

Archer Track views

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French Pass Road overview 2

French Pass Road overview 2

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French Pass Road overview 3

French Pass Road overview 3

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Signage at the French Pass lookout

Signage at the French Pass lookout

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The uber-scenic French Pass Rd

The uber-scenic French Pass Rd

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The view-riffic French Pass Road

The view-riffic French Pass Road

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French Pass Road

French Pass Road

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Memorial viewpoint on the French Pass Rd

Memorial viewpoint on the French Pass Rd

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French Pass views near the memorial site

French Pass views near the memorial site

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French Pass Lookout track signage

French Pass Lookout track signage

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French Pass whitewater at the lookout

French Pass whitewater at the lookout

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French Pass tidal whitewater (mid-tide) from the lookout

French Pass tidal whitewater (mid-tide) from the lookout

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French Pass tidal whitewater (mid-tide) from the lookout

French Pass tidal whitewater (mid-tide)

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French Pass lookout beach cove

French Pass lookout beach cove

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Doc Campground at French Pass.

Doc Campground at French Pass.

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Doc Campground at French Pass

Doc Campground at French Pass

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Signs about Pelorus Jack dolphin at French Pass.

Signs about Pelorus Jack dolphin at French Pass.

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Signs about Pelorus Jack dolphin at French Pass

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French Pass roadside views

French Pass roadside views

French Pass roadside views.

Along the French Pass Rd

Along the French Pass Rd

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2 Responses to “Elaine Bay tracks (A19)”

  1. Simon Gunson Says:

    The road trip out to French Pass is very arduous and in places quite precipitous for the faint hearted, but ultimately worth the effort. Be prepared for a long day as much as three hours outbound and the same back of course. Hills are steep so be sure of your car. There is virtually nowhere to buy refreshments so take everything you need. Someday tourism will discover this place, so get in now before the experience is spoiled. French Pass itself is breathtaking. It is astonishing that sometimes if you are lucky a large ship may be spotted sailing through.The waters themselves are very dangerous with powerful currents, upwellings and even currents that can drag people under, yet just around the corner is a tranquil bay with a campsite. Get in there and enjoy. January to March is the best time.

  2. Susan Thiessen Says:

    Drove the route to Elaine Bay in Feb. 2016. Unfortunately the trees have grown up along the roadside so that views of the bay from the road are now few and far between.

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