Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fungle in the Jungle – mushrooms and other fungi of NZ

I know I’ve done a blog on fungi before but there is so much of it about at the moment, I had to share some more photos of these wonderful little treasures that we often don’t see hidden in the … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Lake Matheson

Day 2 of our long weekend to South Westland and we’re off to Lake Matheson to try our luck with the camera. The Lake is famous for its reflection photos of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman but you need near … Continue reading

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South Westland and Its Little Gems – Okarito

If you mention South Westland most people think of glaciers – Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. These are great icons of the West Coast particularly of South Westland but there is so much more to offer in this beautiful part … Continue reading

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Okarito and its moon river

Moon River, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style some day. Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you’re going I’m going your way. Two drifters off to see the world. There’s such a lot of world to … Continue reading

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Waiwhero Valley – a walk to nowhere

Today we headed north of home, up the coastline towards Punakaiki.  Just along from the Waiwhero Scenic Reserve we head inland for a walk up the Waiwhero Valley.  There isn’t a designated track as such, this used to be an … Continue reading

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Biking with friends – West Coast Wilderness Trail

Sleeeeepppppppp………ok, so maybe it’s not that bad but definitely need some food!  Just did an awesome ride – out on the West Coast Wilderness Trail.  We’ve done it a couple of times before so I won’t bleat on too much … Continue reading

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Fox River Caves

Today was one of those nothing weather days – you know the ones where it isn’t raining but the sun isn’t shining either – worse than that though it isn’t even just overcast – a nothing day. What to do…… … Continue reading

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