Home is where the Heart Is – West Coast, New Zealand


Views to the Tasman Sea from gardens of Breakers Boutique Accommodation, West Coast, NZ

They say home is where the heart is and for me it is definitely the West Coast of New Zealand and our own slice of paradise here on the Punakaiki Coastline at Breakers.

Breakers grounds, West Coast, NZ

In the gardens at Breakers, West Coast, NZ

We’ve just had a week away in Melbourne, Australia and whilst we had a fantastic time on our holiday, it was wonderful to be back home and fall asleep to the sounding of the breaking waves and awaken in the morning to birds chirping and singing their morning songs.

Flowers blooming, Breakers gardens, West Coast, NZ

Beautiful spring morning on the West Coast, NZ

Our walk around the grounds this morning was very pleasant with the sun out, casting some fantastic shadows in the gardens.  There were beautiful sunny skies and it was great to see all the flowers blooming and the new spring growth on the trees and shrubs.

Native bush and shrubs in the gardens at Breakers, West Coast, NZ

Views to Tasman Sea through the native bush, Breakers, West Coast, NZ

There was just one thing missing from our walk along the beach after breakfast – our dogs.  They are still on holiday with friends in Franz Josef.  It seemed strange to be walking on the beach without them.  All the same it was relaxing although there were a few moments of unplanned exertion when chased by the odd rogue wave coming up the beach!

on the rocks, Nine Mile Beach, West Coast, NZ

The West Coast of New Zealand – it holds my heart.  I love living here!

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast.  Check out their website for more photos and things to see and do if thinking of visiting the wonder that is the West Coast of New Zealand.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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2 Responses to Home is where the Heart Is – West Coast, New Zealand

  1. bulldogsturf says:

    How beautiful.. one of the places on my wish list to visit… so like our coastal areas in South Africa.. and the post written with such feeling and beautiful photos I can feel your love for the place… I just love the NZ names of places.. Punakaiki… just seems to roll off the tongue… loved this post…
    Had a look at your website as well… gonna book in there when we come… one day when my ship comes in…

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks! Would love to have you come visit sometime and see for yourself. Let us know when the dream becomes the reality and we can do a deal on the price of the accommodation with us for you!

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