Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area – Castle Hill Rocks

So, I’ve lived on the West Coast now for 10 years and generally a drive to Christchurch is via Arthur’s Pass, Castle Hill village and the Castle Hill Rocks off in the distance.  You can see the rocks from the … Continue reading

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Devils Punchbowl Waterfall Walk – Arthur’s Pass Village

Don’t you just wonder sometimes where these lovely names come from or who thinks them up – Devils Punchbowl – a little bit bizzare.  The name is where the bizzare stops though, this is one hell of a waterfall – … Continue reading

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A Ride in the High Country – Hogs Back Track

It is always nice to get out and explore new terrain and this is one of those adventures. With a weekend away to Arthur’s Pass and childless (no dogs) we used the opportunity to discover some new mountain bike trails … Continue reading

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Greymouth – 150 years in the town with a Heart of Gold

The celebrations continue in Greymouth, celebrating 150 years.  The latest celebration was also in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness – the inaugural Mackay Street Mile. Held in the main street of “downtown” (big word for a little town) Greymouth in … Continue reading

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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes – a Rock n Roll Day in Punakaiki

With a full moon of late and wonderfully huge swells and tides we headed up to Punakaiki to check out the blowhole action at the Pancake Rock walk. It was a drizzly start to the morning but not particularly cold … Continue reading

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Greymouth Sunset and Night Lights

Climb every mountain, swim every sea….. ok so maybe not but sounds good.  As good as our sunsets are here at Breakers, we decided to head into town to capture the sunset over Greymouth.  That did mean a little hill … Continue reading

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