Visiting Blackball is like stepping back in time. Any stresses or worries are lifted from your shoulders and it seems like time just slows down.
It had been a while since our last visit to Blackball so we headed out for a drive and a walk about town.
Blackball is a small village – a historic coal and gold mining village. Many of the houses are old miners cottages – small, quaint and very cute. There are some amazing old trees, many currently in bloom and the majority of the trees and shrubs have been around longer than most of us.
We’ve picked a gorgeous day and being that Blackball is up the valley it is incredibly hot here. Much hotter than at home with the mountains forming a great barrier from the cooler breezes that can come off the sea.
The Blackball Community has been working hard of late getting new signage and interpretation panels put up and a great little outdoor museum. We spy a map showing the township, points of interest and lots of little walks.
With not much time we’re just here to walk around the township, enjoy the peace and tranquility and take photos but rest assured we’ll be back for a proper explore and to check out these walks and points of interest real soon……
Thanks Blackball for a relaxing couple of hours in the sunshine immersed in history.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. The Grey District is the Heart of the West Coast and encompasses many small historic gold and coal mining villages which Jan and Stephen love to explore.