Category Archives: Travel

Grey District, Heart of the West Coast – 5 short walks

The Grey District is known as the Heart of the West Coast.  An easy 2 hour drive south to the glacier region and to the north we have Buller with The Great Coast Road, numerous beaches and gorgeous bush walks. … Continue reading

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Virtual Mystery Tour West Coast – Grey District, Heart of the West Coast

Well it seems an apt time to showcase our own Grey District – heart of the West Coast.  A great place to base yourself to explore north and south – east and west, no not west, you’ll be in Australia.  … Continue reading

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Virtual Mystery Tour West Coast – Murchison Reefton Loop

On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again.  Seriously cannot wait to get on the road again, but until we can go further afield ourselves we’ll head out on another virtual tour.  This time a … Continue reading

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Virtual Mystery Tour West Coast – Oparara Basin, Karamea

I know I haven’t been around much in the blogging world of late – for some time actually.  Thought given the turmoils of the world lately it was a good time to pop back in and say hi.  Going to … Continue reading

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Breakers Pancake Recipe

A favourite choice by our guests at breakfast is our pancakes. Our pancakes are a novelty item on our menu that we offer due to our proximity to Punakaiki and the pancake rocks.   Seems only fitting. A popular request … Continue reading

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Woods Creek Track, Greymouth – A Lesson in History

Hard to beat a walk in the woods and when it is steeped in history it adds a whole new dimension. Woods Creek Track at Dunganville in the back of Greymouth oozes history – gold mining history complete with tailrace … Continue reading

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Auckland Highlights

Auckland is the main gateway to NZ and the start of many of our guests holiday. It is New Zealand’s largest city and known as the City of Sails. We’ve just had a few days visiting the big smoke for … Continue reading

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A Visit to Invercargill – Heartland New Zealand

I’m a Southland girl through and through – originally from Invercargill in the deep south of New Zealand.  NZ’s southern most city and the largest town in Southland. We do our best to get back down to Invercargill at least … Continue reading

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Exploring the Wonders of South Westland – Mahitahi River Valley

Stephen and I are fortunate to see and do some pretty special things in our time exploring the West Coast and a recent visit to beautiful Bruce Bay  is definitely up there and added to that list of special things … Continue reading

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Waiting for Whitebait – Jacobs River, South Westland

We load up the whitebait gear and travel to site Almost time to wait for whitebait The stands are lowered and secured in place Almost time to wait for whitebait The stand is ready and nets are set we sit and … Continue reading

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