Greymouth Sunset and Night Lights


Climb every mountain, swim every sea…..

walking substation walk greymouth

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 climb to get up behind Greymouth where we could get uninterrupted views of the town.

southern alps views from sub station greymouth

Not just the town actually, we could see all the way down to the south following the curve of the land meeting the Tasman Sea with fantastic views of the Southern Alps including Mt Cook.

views of Greymouth

We headed up the hill – a gravel 4WD road behind the Greymouth substation and then a grassy dirt track that lead to a nice grassy knoll for our views.

watching sunset over Greymouth

It was very peaceful sitting up here – feeling like we were on top of the world and could let all our worries drift out to sea.  Bit philosophical – maybe, it was very serene though.

sunset over greymouth

sunset over greymouth from sub station walk

Unfortunately the sunset turned into a bit of a fizzer – well actually everyone seemed to light their fires creating a haze over the township so we made our way back down before it got too dark, although we were well prepared for a change with flashlights and headlamps but they weren’t needed.

night view of Greymouth

With the change in daylight saving it did mean it was later than anticipated and with tummy bugs rumbling we decided to get take out for dinner.  Stephen dropped me off to order and while I waited for our dinner he drove around Greymouth to see if he could capture the night lights.  Turns out that was the right thing to do and he got the best photos of our entire outing.

Geymouth at night

Greymouth by the street lights – very pretty.

oh and dinner was delicious too – just in case you were wondering tee-hee (if you follow us you’ll know eating is a very important part of my day…….).

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the region and sharing their adventures.  West Coast of the Southern Alps – easy to see why it was named by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel as one of the top 10 regions to visit in the world.

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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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14 Responses to Greymouth Sunset and Night Lights

  1. Pam says:

    If only more people were aware of the beauty that surrounds Greymouth. Those night photos are beautiful. Love the one of you and your fur pal – captures a special moment of quiet contemplation for you both.

    • coastingnz says:

      I couldn’t agree more Pam – sometimes we just need to open our eyes. What is that saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. As for Nico – yes some serious Mummy love going on there LOL

  2. bulldog says:

    This is a brilliant post… once again the photos are outstanding and what a magnificent view from up there… I love night shots like that and the last is my fav…
    When you said you went for take outs I wondered if the bakery would be open at that time… brilliant post Jan…

  3. Will and Eko says:

    What a gorgeous scene. A perfect reward for your effort

  4. I had the feeling that your dog was enjoying the scenery as much as you were. 🙂 –Curt

  5. G&B says:

    Knowing The Zigster, he’d be looking for food …….. he’s ALWAYS starving !!!!!!!!

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