Little Wanganui is a small township located approx 20km before Karamea, at the most Northern end of the West Coast of the South Island. It is home to a small number of good bastard locals, as well as many seasonal dwellers that love the region for its climate, scenery, pristine nature and whitebaiting. Many a yarn over a tipple or two has been shared at the pub that was owned by Dave and Kuze, which is the birth place of Glasseye Creek Wild Meat Sauce that was developed when savouring the numerous wild meat delicacies that are common place in the region. Only an hours drive from Westport, it is a place well worth stopping in to have a pint and a laugh when visiting Karamea and the region, which is also the beginning (or end depending on whether one is walking backwards or forwards) of one of our countries finest walks, the Heaphy Track.
The pubs in this neck of the woods are some of the few remaining classic kiwi pubs, where hospitality runs deep, the beer is served with a smile and the food is served with the intention of patrons not being left hungry.
During the whitebaiting season, this small pocket of tranquility comes to life with a variety of music, events, new faces and a variety of cultures, that when blended in the local way, creates a place that is true blue classic kiwi with top fun, big yarns and a few memorable hangovers to boot.