As the Tasman Hwy approaches Weldborough Pass – an arabesque cutting famously popular with motorcyclists – it traces a high ridge with vistas of surrounding forests and mountains. Near the top, the Weldborough Pass Rainforest Walk is a 15-minute interpretative circuit through moss-covered myrtle rainforest.
Tiny Weldborough itself is almost a ghost town these days, compared with the busy settlement it must have been in the thick of the late-1800s northeast tin rush. In mining days Weldborough had 800 inhabitants, many of whom were Chinese. There's not much here these days, but the Weldborough Hotel is an essential pit stop.