2662 Coast Rd, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
Photo courtesy of Barrytown Knifemaking
Barrytown KnifemakingThere's plenty to see along the rugged and wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, but an interesting contrast to the spectacular Punakaiki Pancake Rocks or the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers is a day spent making a knife by hand in the sleepy hamlet of Barrytown. Catch up with the thoroughly entertaining Steve and Robyn at Barrytown Knifemaking, and work with them to craft your own implement using local rimu timber and forged steel. Look forward to lots of laid-back Kiwi humor from Steve, and the opportunity to practice archery or play on a giant swing during downtime in the creation process. The toasted sandwiches for lunch are damned good, too.