Misty Mountain Magic up the 10 Mile Valley

10 mile valley rock face

fern tree in the mist 10 mile valley

Mist in the mountains equals magic.  Well it looks magical anyway.

10 mile valley

What to do when you need a leg stretch and the sea is too big to get onto the beach……

10 mile valley misty mountains

A walk up the 10 mile valley – our “go to” walk.  The mist hangs off the trees like she is hiding a million secrets – all just waiting to be discovered.

10 mile valley waterfalls

waterfalls 10 mile valley walk

Waterfalls, waterfalls, waterfalls – another advantage of a walk up the 10 mile valley after rain – waterfalls galore. They are oozing out of everywhere.

10 mo;e creek in flood

10 mile creek and old coal mine in the mist

Misty days are perfect days for the 10 mile – fill of atmosphere, the forest almost talks to you.  The old coal mining relics sitting in the mist trying to tell their story.

views to road in the mist 10 mile valley

It is very peaceful up here with the sound of the gushing water in the creek and the birds chirping.  Don’t let the weather put you off from getting out and about – often it is the weather that adds to the dramatic landscape.  Misty mountain magic – I love it.

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 – named by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2014 as one of the top 10 regions to visit in the world.







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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10 Responses to Misty Mountain Magic up the 10 Mile Valley

  1. I agree. Mist in the mountains is magical. I make that claim every time it fills the forests and mountains surrounding our home. Beautiful photos. –Curt

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Curt. Stephen always says people get too hung up on fine weather and really need to open their eyes with the mist and rain as it makes things come alive. Good to see he is not alone in that thought 🙂

  2. Jane says:

    Oh, I agree, I LOVE misty weather. It’s got such great atmosphere and I enjoy the caress of the mist on my face. I recently revisited Springbrook National Park and it was bright and sunny. On my first visit the mountains had been shrouded in a mysterious mist. My second visit was very hot and humid in the rainforest! I know which one I preferred even though the lookout views were obscured. Misty mountain magic is special. 🙂

    • coastingnz says:

      oh yes Jane, that feeling of mist on my face – I love that too! Same thing with the pancake rocks here that is a tourist icon attraction – so much more atmosphere on a grey day than in the sunshine. We just get too focused on sunshine sometimes.

  3. Pam says:

    I could imagine this is a where old souls meet – not at all spooky but incredibly atmospheric. I love that misty beauty. Jan this must be a wonderful place to meditate.

    • coastingnz says:

      Where old souls meet and good for the soul Pam. It is most definitely a good place to meditate if the sound of the water and bird call is part of your relaxation session. Definitely part of mine 🙂

  4. bulldog says:

    I love the photos… that eerie look is always so inviting… You know, you do live in a little piece of Eden.!!

  5. joshi daniel says:

    so gorgeous and awesome 🙂

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