Sunset over the Tasman Sea


We’re all going on a summer holiday

views to Tasman Sea from Breakers Boutique Accommodation
No more working for a week or two
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday

Jan and Ziggy Nine Mile beach

No more worries for me or you
For a week or two

Nine Mile beach as the sun sets

We’re going where the sun shines brightly

rocks from Nine Mile and beach

We’re going where the sea is blue
We’ve all seen it on the movies
Now let’s see if it’s true

Jan and Nico on the rocks Nine Mile

Everybody has a summer holiday
Doing things they’ve always wanted to
So we’re going on a summer holiday
To make our dreams come true
For me and you
For me and you

Thanks Cliff!

Ok so we’re not going on a summer holiday but summer is coming. Stunning, stunning, stunning day.  The wet month of October seems to have left us and summer feels like it is on its way.  Very exciting as the West Coast made the national news on the TV reaching the nations high for the day’s temperature.

sun setting into Tasman Sea from Nine Mile Rocks

Loaded up with the camera gear we headed out to the rocks for the sunset. The dogs don’t take much convincing even though we’d spent most of the day in the gardens which means lots of running for the boys chasing their toys while we cut back the spring growth.

sunsetting Tasman Sea off Breakers

The reflections out on the rocks were fantastic and it was so peaceful.  I was enjoying the views and our surroundings thinking how beautiful it was – then I remembered…… I live here!

Stephen capturing the sunset off Nine Mile rocks

Stephen was playing with the incoming tide and testing his luck with the waves.  He gave me the majority of the camera gear to look after – just in case, no point it all getting trashed if he did take a wave.  There was one “little” moment where he lost his footing but he managed to keep the camera gear up above the swirling water and came away with just a small graze on his knee – was kind of funny…….

sunset Nine Mile beach and rocks

The sky was amazing – all lit up with hues of orange and yellow well after the sun had set. Time to head back up to the house and put our feet up.  It’s tough living in paradise.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Rated #1 on Tripadvisor for the region they enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast and happily share their advice and adventures with their guests.  Make sure you include the West Coast of the Southern Alps in your NZ itinerary – voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten regions in the world to visit.

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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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9 Responses to Sunset over the Tasman Sea

  1. Oh how I wish it was almost summer again.
    Here, in Virginia U.S.A….winter is on it’s way.

    • coastingnz says:

      We have some wonderful winters here Mary but spring is our yuk season and October was very wet so it has been nice to see the sunshine and get out in the gardens again. The sun is only here on the South Island of NZ – the North Island is currently getting heavy rain. Crazy how the weather works. Enjoy your winter – I’m sure it looks real pretty.

  2. Beautiful as always. I have some sunset photos on the beach of the South Island as well. They always make me feel a touch of wanderlust. –Curt

  3. scott2608 says:

    Very beautiful photo set!

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