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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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Striking Gold in Ross

Ross is a historic gold town just south of Hokitika on the Glacier Highway. Gold was first found in the area in the 1860s and thus the town of Ross was established. With a population of around 300 people it … 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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The Ghosts of Waiuta

It may now just be a ghost town but Waiuta oozes charm and intrigue. A historic gold mining town high in the mountains in the Grey Valley sitting upon a plateau with views to die for. Our latest visit was … 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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A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side.

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A Walk on the Wild Side – Goldsborough tracks

West Coast native bush – seriously, is there anything better?!  Today we headed out to Goldsborough to do some bush walking in typical West Coast native bush.  Goldsborough is about half way between Greymouth and Hokitika but slightly inland, towards … Continue reading

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Mountain biking in the back blocks, West Coast style

Gosh, we are so lucky here on the West Coast – we have so many tracks and trails to choose from to mountain bike.  The hills are filled with forestry roads from the plantation forests, old logging roads from the … Continue reading

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