Monthly Archives: March 2015

Autumn Evening Beach Walks

March is a wonderful month to visit New Zealand and the West Coast. Often we can be getting some of our most consistent nice weather – cool mornings but soon warming once the sun comes out and staying warm right … Continue reading

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Bush to Beach – Mananui Bush Walk

One of the things I love about the West Coast (and it seems to be an ever-growing list) is that one minute you’re walking through beautiful native forest and the next along a gorgeous beach – with not a single … Continue reading

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8 Mile Valley – History Hidden in the Hills

  The West Coast has an abundance of coal and gold mining history and many of the walks are old coal or gold mining areas. 8 mile Valley just up from home is one such place.  A place of discovery, … Continue reading

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Grey District – Heart of the West Coast

  We describe the Grey District as the Heart of the West Coast.  Gateway from Christchurch, gateway to the Great Coast Road, starting place for the West Coast Wilderness Trail and great diversity when it comes to scenery with world-class … Continue reading

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Rapahoe Sunset

  Headed down to the local pub last night – Rapahoe Hotel for dinner with our friends visiting from Berlin. Great crowd and a favourite with our guests who get the opportunity to experience what I like to call a … Continue reading

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Coal Creek Falls Waterfall Walk

With the cleaning finished and some time on our hands before our new guests start arriving we head out to walk Coal Creek Falls Waterfall walk.  A good option when time is not on our side. Taking the short drive … Continue reading

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The Stars come out to Play – Reefton Skate Park

A trip to Reefton isn’t complete without a visit to the Reefton skate park.  We love this place – Reefton and the skate park! On a recent visit we met a lovely young man who has talent to burn when … Continue reading

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The wonderment of Nature

Originally posted on coastingnz:
Foaming beaches, Nine Mile beach, West Coast, New Zealand Isn’t nature amazing.  Ever wondered what all the foam on the beach is about after a big storm?  Think it is pollution – the rough seas grabbing…

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Motukeikei Moody Blues

Hard to beat a walk on the beach and a sandy beach at that.  We are so blessed here on the West Coast of the South Island – mile after mile after mile of beautiful beaches I don’t think some … Continue reading

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Pre 1956 MG National Car Rally, Shantytown 2015

Headed out to Shantytown to take a look at the national pre 1956 MG car rally celebrating their 20th anniversary on the West Coast over the weekend. Wonderful venue for some wonderful old cars. Picture perfect day and great to … Continue reading

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