Tag Archives: Lonely Planet

The Stars come out to Play – Reefton Skate Park

A trip to Reefton isn’t complete without a visit to the Reefton skate park.  We love this place – Reefton and the skate park! On a recent visit we met a lovely young man who has talent to burn when … Continue reading

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Reefton – Town of Light

Welcome to Reefton – town of light.  Reefton was given this slogan due to the fact it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have street lighting.  Says something about the spirit of the community and that spirit … Continue reading

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Early Morning Magic – Nine Mile Beach

While I organised myself for the morning’s guest breakfasts Stephen and the boys headed down to the beach to watch the sun come up. Stunning summer’s morning with clear blue skies. The boys enjoyed hanging out on the rocks and … Continue reading

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Reefton Skate Park

A visit to Reefton wouldn’t be complete without calling round to the local skate park. For such a small village and community this park is a huge asset. Our friend Richard was unaware of what he was about to see … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer from Nico and Ziggy

Merry Christmas everyone Nico and Ziggy had a fun-filled day starting out with a short beach walk before they got their Xmas gift. It was then all on. Ziggy had to be coaxed to let it go so we could … 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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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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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes – a Rock n Roll Day in Punakaiki

With a full moon of late and wonderfully huge swells and tides we headed up to Punakaiki to check out the blowhole action at the Pancake Rock walk. It was a drizzly start to the morning but not particularly cold … Continue reading

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Greymouth Sunset and Night Lights

Climb every mountain, swim every sea….. ok so maybe not but sounds good.  As good as our sunsets are here at Breakers, we decided to head into town to capture the sunset over Greymouth.  That did mean a little hill … Continue reading

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Okarito – 3 mile lagoon beach walk

ok so don’t hold me to this but Okarito is possibly one of my favourite places on the West Coast.  I know what you’re thinking, didn’t you say that about Reefton – no wait Granity or was it Cape Foulwind … Continue reading

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