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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