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Celebrating Matariki

Today we celebrate Matariki for the first time in Aotearoa (NZ) as a public holiday. Matariki marks the start of the Māori New Year. It is the most significant celebration in the traditional Māori calendar – a time for renewal … Continue reading

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Old but New – Discovering Siberia Bay, Cape Foulwind

On a recent visit to Westport we headed out to Cape Foulwind to make the most of a beautiful West Coast Spring day. With beautiful blue skies and loads of sunshine aplenty, getting out for a walk was a must … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Lake Kaniere to Cowboy’s Paradise

So blessed to have the West Coast Wilderness Trail at our doorstep. At around 135kms, it can easily be broken into bite size (or is that bike size….) chunks. This means we can do same, same or mix it up … Continue reading

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Point Elizabeth Walk – Nature’s Eye Candy

Well it has been some time since we walked the Point Elizabeth walkway – why? – well even we can’t answer for sure why we haven’t done this track more often considering it is practically at our back door. We … Continue reading

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Cycling the Paparoa Track

We are so lucky to have the most recent Great Walk, The Paparoa Track as part of our big backyard. It is New Zealand’s first purpose built dual purpose hiking and cycling track. Just up the road at Punakaiki – … Continue reading

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Coal Creek Falls Waterfall Walk in the Rain

Singing in the rain just singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling to be getting soaked by the rain…… One of our favourite walks on a rainy day is the Coal Creek Falls Waterfall walk in the little village … 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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Rarotonga – From one Island Paradise to Another

There is a recurring theme from many of our guests at Breakers Boutique Accommodation when I ask them how long is their holiday – three weeks, four weeks, even six weeks in NZ but finishing with a few days on a Pacific Island, … Continue reading

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Kiwi meets Kiwi – Paparoa Wildlife Trust

Stephen and I get to experience some pretty cool things living on the West Coast.  With our vast varying scenery – mountains, sea, rivers, lakes, native bush and oodles of history.  Our latest experience though would have to rate up … Continue reading

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