Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Walk up the 10 Mile Valley

A walk up the 10 mile valley is not be confused with a 10 mile walk……. ok, so seriously who would confuse the two – not me lol After a bit of a stormy night (heavy rain, gale force winds, … Continue reading

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A Meander up the Moonlight Valley

May is NZ music month – apparently.  Seems quite fitting then that during our little exploration of the Moonlight Valley I was humming the tune “Slice of Heaven” by Dave Dobbyn “her love shines over my horizon, she’s a slice … Continue reading

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Hapuka Estuary Walk, Haast

Hapuka Estuary Walk is a gorgeous little walk approximately 15kms from Haast along the Jacksons Bay Road (opposite the Haast Beach Holiday Park). Described as an inter-tidal zone, the trail meanders out along boardwalks through the estuary waters with panels … Continue reading

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In Search of the Magic of the Mushrooms – Coal Creek Falls Walk

The Coal Creek Falls walk is signposted as 1 hour return. We normally do it in 40 minutes. Our latest effort however took us 2.25 hours…… It was a treasure hunt, searching for the magic of mushrooms. Autumn is the … Continue reading

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Lake Ellery Track, Haast

Lake Ellery Track is signposted just inland off the Jacksons Bay Road, turning off after crossing the bridge across the Arawhata River and following an unsealed road for around 3kms. It is an easy walk through native beech forest following … Continue reading

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The End of the Road – Jacksons Bay, Haast

We’ve recently had a few days in the deep south of South Westland – Haast staying at the beautiful Collyer House.  A gorgeous bed and breakfast located in idyllic bush surroundings with a backdrop of native bush, lush farmland and … Continue reading

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