Monthly Archives: October 2015

AB608 Passchendaele steam train Visits Greymouth

The West Coast has been very fortunate to be included in the South Island Centennial Rail tour of the AB608 Passchendaele steam train. What a beauty.  Built in 1915 in Christchurch she was renamed in 1925 in memory of soldiers … Continue reading

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Motukeikei Beach, Great Coast Road

As I walk along the beach, I look up, what do I see do my eyes deceive me, is that a rabbit or are there three The stars they illuminate, they brighten my way like beacons of sunshine on an … Continue reading

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Blacks Point to Waitahu Loop – Mountain Biking Magic

Wow what a magic day out on the bike in Reefton biking the Blacks Point to Waitahu loop. We had been wanting to do this track for sometime but with so many options when it comes to hiking and biking … Continue reading

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Tunnel Terrace Walk, Goldsborough – Following in the Footsteps of the Gold Miners

Tunnel Terrace walk is a very short little walk in between Hokitika and Greymouth in an area known as Goldsborough.  Goldsborough was a gold mining area back in the days of the gold rush of the 1850s so there are … Continue reading

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Spring Beach Walk – Great Coast Road, West Coast

Nothing like a walk on the beach to blow out the cobwebs.  The thing that I love about the beaches on the West Coast – each one is so different and our latest walk was no exception. Heading slightly north … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Hokitika to Lake Kaniere, a Ride of Two Halves

Back on our bikes again and it is good to give the legs a stretch after our mission ride from our Heaphy weekend. This time we’re taking it a bit more easy and just making the most of the nice … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park

Thump, thump, thump – is that the sound of my heart beat…… no that is the sound of the blades turning on our “bus” – a Bell Long Ranger helicopter as we’re being transported to the Collingwood end of the … Continue reading

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