Monthly Archives: July 2013

South Westland Gems – Gillespies Beach and Lagoon

Stephen and I are making the most of our time in South Westland and we’re heading out to Gillespies Beach. Neither of us have never been here before so even the drive is an adventure. I don’t know why, but … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park in New Zealand – hidden gems of South Westland

Taking a walk in the bush on the West Coast you could be forgiven for thinking you’d just stepped onto the film set of Jurassic Park. Many of our forests and trees are from the Jurassic era and taking a … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Mountain biking the Faultline

Swish, swoop, hoot, holler, twist, turn – wahoo!  That is the sound of four mountain bikers whipping their way down the Faultline track at Franz Josef.  There is something for everyone in Glacier Country – and mountain biking is not … Continue reading

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Mt George – On Top of the World

Work with me here – we’re singing again……to the tune of the Carpenters this time “on top of the world”……. Such a feelings coming over me, I see wonder in most everything I see, not a cloud in the sky, … Continue reading

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The Night Lights of Rapahoe Beach

After another mixed day weather wise the late afternoon cleared for another shot at a walk on the Rapahoe beach just south of us at Breakers. Boys are in the car and before long the moans of excitement are coming … Continue reading

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Rapahoe Beach – after the storm

Oh to say it has been a wild weekend is probably a bit of an understatement.  Not much sleep the last couple of nights with rain lashing the windows and wind seemingly trying to pull the roof off the house … Continue reading

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Punakaiki and Irimahuwhero Lookout Point

The Great Coast Road, Greymouth to Westport, voted one of the top ten coastal drives in the world.  Guess what?…… I live here! After a walk around the famous Pancake Rock and blowholes in Punakaiki, Stephen and I headed a … Continue reading

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