Tag Archives: Mt Cook

The Great Coast Road – a Beach Walk

Summer time and the living is easy…… nope too early but wow it sure feels like summer today. Clear blue skies, sun is shining and it is warm.  There is still a cool breeze but when you’re in the shelter … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset walk Bruce Bay to Jacobs River

Climb every mountain, swim every sea…… well ok so we’re not going to be doing that but we love seeing our mountains and definitely aim to walk as many beaches along the West Coast as we possibly can. Bruce Bay … Continue reading

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Winter Reflections Lake Matheson, South Westland

While I took some Mummy time with the boys Stephen headed off to Lake Matheson to make the most of the near perfect winter conditions. Near perfect – hard to better it really with mirror like conditions that the lake … Continue reading

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Mt George in the Summer Sun

I feel like a giant, Stephen looks at me with a look on his face as if to say my wife has gone mad – a giant? Yes I say, or the ground seems too small for me, I just … 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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Good Morning Sunshine – Mt George for the Sunrise

Well we’ve finally done it!  Managed to get ourselves up and out of bed for a pre sunrise walk.  Our mission – hike Mt George to catch the sun rise as she comes up over the mountains. Another gorgeous morning … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Great Walk – Lake Matheson

With a recent visit to the glacier region of South Westland we headed out to Fox Glacier to do the walk around Lake Matheson. Lake Matheson is possibly one of New Zealand’s most photographed lakes.  Renown for its reflections of … Continue reading

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Walking the beaches of Ross

Well as promised in my last blog we headed back down south to Ross in Westland to explore the local beaches. Talk about a super magic day. Waking to a stunning winter West Coast morning we couldn’t have asked for … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Gillespies Beach and Lagoon

Stephen and I are making the most of our time in South Westland and we’re heading out to Gillespies Beach. Neither of us have never been here before so even the drive is an adventure. I don’t know why, but … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Lake Matheson

Day 2 of our long weekend to South Westland and we’re off to Lake Matheson to try our luck with the camera. The Lake is famous for its reflection photos of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman but you need near … Continue reading

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