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Hidden World of West Coast Coal Mining History

Growing up as a kid down in Southland was all about farming – rolling green hills dotted with sheep.  In the winter our homes were generally heated with wood and coal.  Never gave a thought to where that coal came … Continue reading

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Dreams Come True – Surfing Nine Mile, West Coast

Recently we had some guests stay – Bo and Harriett from South Carolina in the USA.  Bo’s dream had always been to surf in New Zealand.  Happy to say that on their recent stay with us that dream became a … 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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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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Playtime for the boys Nine Mile Beach

I’m never really sure what the boys enjoy most – playtime on the beach or dinner time Ziggy gives a big Wahoo! Beach time is definitely a favourite for him. Nico is pretty happy too – I’m sure he is … Continue reading

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Rapahoe Sunset

  Headed down to the local pub last night – Rapahoe Hotel for dinner with our friends visiting from Berlin. Great crowd and a favourite with our guests who get the opportunity to experience what I like to call a … Continue reading

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Motukeikei Moody Blues

Hard to beat a walk on the beach and a sandy beach at that.  We are so blessed here on the West Coast of the South Island – mile after mile after mile of beautiful beaches I don’t think some … Continue reading

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