Lake Brunner and the magic of Moana


On a recent trip down south there was a compulsory stop in the village of Moana for some photos of Lake Brunner and her surroundings.

lake brunner and clouds over mountains

Lake Brunner is 37kms inland from Greymouth – not far into our journey but someone who is always taking note of our surroundings spotted some fantastic cloud formations sitting over the mountains so a quick stop was a must.

lake brunner wharf

I say a quick stop…….

Lake Brunner oasis

Give him his dues, it was a worthwhile stop and actually a shame we had to keep going as it was a perfect day to just sit and relax and soak up the beautiful lake and mountain surroundings.

Arnold River from swingbridge Lake Brunner

A quick walk onto the swing-bridge across the Arnold River leading to the start of the Rakaitane walk and we were rewarded with amazing views of towering Kahikatea and Kamahi trees hugging the edges of the river.

Short and sweet but time to hit the road.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the many wonders that make up this gorgeous region of New Zealand – named by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2014 as one of the top 10 regions in the world to visit.

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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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8 Responses to Lake Brunner and the magic of Moana

  1. Jane says:

    Dazzling blues in these landscapes and I love the cloud formations too! Beautiful country!

    • coastingnz says:

      The sky and clouds were awesome – was lovely to see after a week of rain. Unfortunately it didn’t last, headed across the pass and as we got to the East Coast it was their turn for the dull grey skies!

  2. bulldog says:

    What a brilliant place… I find it hard to believe you could drag yourselves away from there to carry one…. love the hues so well captured by your other half…. nearly said better half, but then he doesn’t blog so how can he be better? I love to pronounce out loud all your NZ names, they just seem to roll off the tongue. ..

    • coastingnz says:

      Sometimes better – definitely when it comes to photography! LOL I love the names too – most I can pronounce, especially with practice but there are a few that challenge the brain.

  3. Will and Eko says:

    Great shots – especially that second one. Love the way the clouds sit.

    • coastingnz says:

      Agreed – really captures your eyes, once I stopped to look then I saw what Stephen saw and why we had to stop. Did feel a little naked on this trip though – no puppies with us 😦 A childless excursion which hardly ever happens!

  4. Pam says:

    Those cloud formations are different to anywhere else in New Zealand…big fluffy pillows. Hey Jan so good to get this information. As always, beautiful photos. I love that shot of you throwing the stick…makes me want to chase it too.

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