Sharing “the top of the world” with our Guests


the climb up Mt George

Recently we had a lovely couple from Macau staying with us who follow our blog adventures and were hoping to get the opportunity to go “to the top of the world” – Mt George to be more precise. I’ve blogged about Mt George a couple of times – maybe even three so won’t go into too much detail regarding the hike itself other than to say it is a goodie.

views atop Mt George

Definitely one of our favourite hikes for views – you really do feel like you are on top of the world with views in all directions.

climbing Mt George Caroline and John

the climb Mt George

photos Mt George

rest break Mt George

nearing the top Mt George

Caroline and John did the hike with ease despite some trepidation on Caroline’s part. A little concerned on it being a dangerous hike for what they are used to, I suggested we just went as far as she felt comfortable. We did have a couple of nervous moments but it was more coming down than going up – and Caroline wasn’t alone in the nerves, it gets me every time as well. One of those times where you feel like a giant and if you get your footing wrong it will hurt! Of course it wasn’t a problem at all – it is just a matter of using caution and being sensible. Stephen and John made it look easy – perhaps they were mountain goats in a previous life……

Caroline top of the world Mt George

John on top of the world

Caroline on top of the world

Caroline and John on top of the world

This is a magnificent hike and very rewarding – both in exercise, native bush and the stunning views. It is not a designated DOC track so extreme care is needed if you do head up here – it is worth it though.

atop Mt George

heading down Mt George

As for the four of us – time to replenish the energy levies with some lunch and then I’m pretty sure we all had a well deserved little nap……

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and exploring the many wonders that help make up this gorgeous region of the West Coast of the Southern Alps.

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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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4 Responses to Sharing “the top of the world” with our Guests

  1. Don’t know how many times I would tell people I took on treks that it is always tougher going downhill. Hard to get the concept when you are puffing up a mountain. 🙂 That looks like a hike I would love. –Curt

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