Monthly Archives: August 2014

Good Morning Sunshine – Mt George for the Sunrise

Well we’ve finally done it!  Managed to get ourselves up and out of bed for a pre sunrise walk.  Our mission – hike Mt George to catch the sun rise as she comes up over the mountains. Another gorgeous morning … Continue reading

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Out for an Old School Ride – Cockeye Creek to No-Name Loop

Up the creek without a paddle or the ride of a thousand river crossings. We revisited one of our favourite rides over the weekend and it proved as good as ever. Lots of mud, water and rocks to negotiate – … Continue reading

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The Looney Tune boys from Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Gorgeous day so we headed down to the beach for some playtime with the boys……… Looney Tune boys were in fine form Practising their ballet moves and silly faces Posing for the camera Generally just having a good time in … Continue reading

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History in the Hills – 10 Mile Valley

10 mile valley is probably our most common “go to” walk.  Nice and close to home – just down the road actually since we are at 9 mile.  Easy valley walk following the 10 mile creek basically set in a … Continue reading

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Mountain biking Franz Josef – The Faultline Track

When visiting our friends in Franz Josef it is hard to go past a quick blat on the local mountain bike track – Faultline. This is a blast of a trail – ducking and diving, swooping and swaying. Starting with … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Great Walk – Lake Matheson

With a recent visit to the glacier region of South Westland we headed out to Fox Glacier to do the walk around Lake Matheson. Lake Matheson is possibly one of New Zealand’s most photographed lakes.  Renown for its reflections of … Continue reading

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Kowhitirangi Valley and Hokitika Gorge

Our Sunday drive was a drive less traveled – first round Lake Kaniere into the Kokatahi Valley and then going deeper inland to the Kowhitirangi Valley to finally arrive at the Hokitika Gorge. Renown for its blue-green waters wedged between … Continue reading

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