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Blackball – Discovering Hidden Treasures

Totally felt like we should be in an Indiana Jones movie on our latest adventure of discovery “A Lost World Uncovered”……. We had headed to Blackball – little mining town inland from Greymouth at the base of the Paparoa mountains.  … Continue reading

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A Step Back in Time – A Visit to Blackball

Visiting Blackball is like stepping back in time. Any stresses or worries are lifted from your shoulders and it seems like time just slows down. It had been a while since our last visit to Blackball so we headed out … Continue reading

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Riding through History – Denniston Plateau

sssshhhhh – the babies are sleeping. If it was possible I’d be typing this with a silence button although I don’t think it matters as the boys are well and truly out to the count after their adventure today. Actually … Continue reading

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Charming Creek Walkway – A charming ride through history

Had a hot date today – haven’t been together much lately…… a sneaky hour here and there over the last month.  Nothing like the time we usually have together.  Good to see him again, I’d missed him.  Don’t know if … Continue reading

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Shantytown – born from History

Shantytown – one of Greymouth’s better known tourist attractions.  A town born from the history of the industries of the West Coast – gold mining, sawmilling, coal mining and foundry to service these industries. Shantytown is a heritage park – … Continue reading

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Afternoon Outing up the 10 Mile Valley

Been having a stunning spell of weather lately but a storm is brewing and set to hit us for the weekend so thought we’d get out in the fresh air and take a stroll up the 10 mile valley, just … Continue reading

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