Coal Creek Falls Waterfall Walk

walking in the forest 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 from home to the rural village of Runanga – Home of Champions.  The walk begins at the back of the township.

enchanted forest coal creek waterfall walk

It is a gorgeous day for a walk in the bush.  The greens are outstanding – the forest so alive.  You’ll look at the photos and think they aren’t real but trust me, that is exactly what it looked like – really vibrant with the light coming through and putting highlights in the trees.

native bush coal creek falls waterfall walk

It is a little bit like walking in an enchanted forest – where are the fairies hiding…..

coal creeek falls tall trees

The trees tower high above us, the leaves sparkling in the sunshine.

The boys enjoy the walk as much as we do – certainly plenty of smells about to keep them interested.

coal creek falls waterfall

Eventually the waterfall appears in all her glory and while Stephen heads down to take the photos, the boys and I just enjoy the surroundings.

coal creek falls waterfall and creek

Some more waterfall snaps and it’s time to head back to reality.

bridge on coal creek falls waterfall walk

The walk is just as beautiful heading back out as it was coming in although the boys are keen to keep heading down to the creek and having had heavy rain over the weekend there is quite a bit of debris in the creek so don’t really want them in there getting stuck.  Their persistence is to be admired considering how often Mum is saying NO.

Coal Creek falls waterfall walk native bush

Thanks Coal Creek Falls Waterfall walk – batteries nicely recharged and we’re ready to go again – with smiles on our faces.  A special hello to Peter and Sharon 🙂

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring this beautiful region and sharing their discoveries with their guests. 






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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12 Responses to Coal Creek Falls Waterfall Walk

  1. Michael Nees says:

    Been there, done it. Really lovely walk in the Greymouth area!

  2. Pam says:

    Hey Jan, it’s funny how we have to remind people that the photos are real. Can something really be that beautiful? Yes it can and is! One of these days I’ll join you on that walk.

    • coastingnz says:

      I know – people often ask Stephen if he has manipulated his photos – that is a big NOPE. Sometimes we just need to open our eyes. Look forward to taking the walk with you hopefully real soon.

  3. joshi daniel says:

    so much greenery 🙂

  4. Like a walk through Olympic National Park in Washington, or the Redwoods. Green green. –Curt

  5. bulldog says:

    How beautiful… such vibrant colours… ours here are slowly beginning to show the change in the season…. but then the arid areas always turn first… yet it still has a beauty all of its own… hows the book doing? Still in the planning stages.???

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