Monthly Archives: February 2015

10 Mile Creek Swimming Hole

Another gorgeous day Another day to visit 10 mile creek swimming hole Dogs enjoying just playing in the water We enjoy just relaxing by the creek. Throw in a little walk to the river mouth to get some wonderful coastal … Continue reading

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Reefton – Town of Light

Welcome to Reefton – town of light.  Reefton was given this slogan due to the fact it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have street lighting.  Says something about the spirit of the community and that spirit … Continue reading

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Reefton Rodeo – a Stomping Good Time

Back at Reefton recently but this time for the annual Reefton Rodeo. Still haven’t decided if I like these things or not.  I think not for animal rights reasons but then I think I do because undoubtably the animals come … Continue reading

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Early Morning Magic – Nine Mile Beach

While I organised myself for the morning’s guest breakfasts Stephen and the boys headed down to the beach to watch the sun come up. Stunning summer’s morning with clear blue skies. The boys enjoyed hanging out on the rocks and … Continue reading

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Rewanui Incline in the Summer Sunshine

oh summer sun so lovely to see you and feel your warmth on my back as I walk. We’re heading up Rewanui Incline in the hills behind Dunnolie.  This is coal mining country and we’re following the old incline from … Continue reading

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Reefton Skate Park

A visit to Reefton wouldn’t be complete without calling round to the local skate park. For such a small village and community this park is a huge asset. Our friend Richard was unaware of what he was about to see … Continue reading

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10 mile Creek Paradise

Another gorgeous day so after cleaning we headed to the 10 mile creek loaded with our picnic lunch, togs and towel. Great way to cool down on such a stunning summers day. Dogs love it down here and for us … Continue reading

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Inangahua A&P Show Reefton

It’s showtime!  Loving summer and loving these A&P shows.  Ok so this is only our second but our second this summer and considering we haven’t been for years. This time is the turn of the Inangahua A&P show being held … Continue reading

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Gold Nuggets MotoCross West Coast

February sees the annual Gold Nuggets MotoX event hosted by the Westland Motorcycle Club at Waipuna Station inland from Greymouth. This is an awesome event and after attending the junior nationals last year we knew we had to go to … Continue reading

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White Heron Sanctuary Tours Whataroa

Nestled deep in the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve near the village of Whataroa is a bird watcher’s paradise and home of a breeding White Heron colony. Whataroa is a small rural town in South Westland and the start point for the … Continue reading

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