A weekend at Breakers

Gardens in Springtime at Breakers

Aaaahhhh another weekend at Breakers – now not to be confused with “A weekend at Bernie’s”!!!

Views to Nine Mile Beach from Breakers, West Coast

Stunning spring weather – actually felt a little more like summer at some parts of the day.  Definitely shorts and t-shirt material for much of it which was a nice change after the cold front of a couple of weeks ago.

Jan, Ziggy and Nico taking a spring walk on the Nine Mile Beach, West Coast

Each morning started with clear sunny skies and each morning started with a walk on the beach.  The joys of being beachfront with our own track to the beach.  An easy walk down through the bush and we are soon meandering with the surf, stones and sand.  The dogs love this time, running and fossicking in the driftwood.

Westland Cycleway Dillsmantown waterway, West Coast

Westland Cycleway – Greymouth to Hokitika via Milltown

That’s the boys exercised so Stephen and I take ourselves for a bike ride.  Checking out progress on the Westland Cycle Trail – the section from Kumara to Milltown.  We start at the dams of Dillsmantown and follow the water race to the confluence of the hydro scheme of the Arahua river.  It is such a gorgeous day and nice to be riding in short sleeves!

sun setting at Breakers in the springtime, West Coast

Back home and the day finishes with a stunning sunset.  Just enough cloud on the horizon to give some great colours as the sun disappears into the Tasman Sea.

Views of Nine Mile beach from rocks off 10 Mile, West Coast

Rocks off 10 mile end of Nine Mile Beach, Punakaiki coastline, West Coast

Sunday morning and we start the day with another morning beach walk.  We walk the full length of our beach to the rocks off the 10 mile valley.  Unfortunately the tide is coming in so we can’t clamber round the rocks into the valley – bit dangerous for the dogs anyway.

Historic bush walk, including coal mines, Nine Mile Creek, West Coast

Jan and Ziggy enjoying a historic bush walk, West Coast

After our walk on the beach we attend to some maintenance around the grounds – mowing the lawns and weed eating the section before putting on our hiking shoes and heading into the native bush just behind Breakers.  Looking at it from the road, you’d never know it was here but the bush is full of surprises including old coal mines and relics.

spring sunset off Nine Mile Creek at Breakers, West Coast

Some 3 hours later and we pop out of the undergrowth – time to hit the shower and snuggle down to catch up on the League from the weekend and watch the sun go down.

Aaaahhhh a weekend at Breakers – fun had by all.

Jan, Ziggy and Nico from Breakers Boutique Accommodation, West Coast

Jan, Ziggy and Nico from Breakers Boutique Accommodation, West Coast

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the West Coast – 14kms north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and exploring the wonder that is the West Coast and enjoy sharing their experiences.  Check out some of their other blogs or their website for things to see and do in the area.


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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One Response to A weekend at Breakers

  1. bulldogsturf says:

    Loved this post…. NZ is just one of the places near the top of my to do list… I have a friend who’s children live there… and they travel over two to three times a year… they always come back with the most wonderful stories….

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