Tag Archives: Arthurs Pass

Temple Basin – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

ok so how do you type a sigh – a really long happy contented enthusiastic sigh….. if I knew how to that’s what I’d be typing right now.  But I don’t so this will have to do aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh One hike … Continue reading

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More from Moana and the Shores of Lake Brunner

A meeting recently saw us back at Moana allowing us more time than just a quick stop while driving past. We couldn’t have asked for a better day – pretty much the first real day of hot temperatures so perfect … Continue reading

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Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area – Castle Hill Rocks

So, I’ve lived on the West Coast now for 10 years and generally a drive to Christchurch is via Arthur’s Pass, Castle Hill village and the Castle Hill Rocks off in the distance.  You can see the rocks from the … Continue reading

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Devils Punchbowl Waterfall Walk – Arthur’s Pass Village

Don’t you just wonder sometimes where these lovely names come from or who thinks them up – Devils Punchbowl – a little bit bizzare.  The name is where the bizzare stops though, this is one hell of a waterfall – … Continue reading

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A Ride in the High Country – Hogs Back Track

It is always nice to get out and explore new terrain and this is one of those adventures. With a weekend away to Arthur’s Pass and childless (no dogs) we used the opportunity to discover some new mountain bike trails … Continue reading

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Taipo Valley on a Spring Afternoon

Rain has been forecast again for the West Coast, after a front has hit the whole country pretty much all week BUT this morning we awake to glorious sunny skies.  Breakfast is over, the guests are off for their day’s … Continue reading

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