Tag Archives: native bush

Duffys Creek, Rahau Saddle

Up the creek without a paddle – Duffys Creek in the Rahau Saddle.  Ok, so I won’t give up my day job at this stage but it does rhyme! Duffys Creek was our latest little adventure and yes it can … 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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Canoe Creek Walk, Lake Kaniere

Talk about a short walk that really packs a punch.  Canoe Creek bush walk is a beauty. A beauty in many senses of the word – beautiful lush bush, beautiful trail, and a beauty as in a great walk. It … Continue reading

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Lankey Creek Tram Track – Walking in an Enchanted Forest

One of my favourite things about walking in the forest is the bird song (I did say one of the things – there seems to be quite a list that is ever-growing). Another favourite is that more often than not … Continue reading

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10 Mile Valley – the Secret Life of Trees

The 10 mile valley just down from Breakers is one of our favourite walks. With towering limestone cliffs and native bush galore it is a magic sight. There are so many stunning trees and views in all directions – it … Continue reading

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Reefton – Alborns Mine Walk

West Coast bush – you just never know what she might be hiding.  With so much history on the West Coast there is bound to be something hiding in the undergrowth.  Alborns Mine walk near Reefton is one such place.  … Continue reading

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Reefton Pipeline Walking Track

Check out those views I call to Stephen – “yeah yeah, I see them, I see them before you do and guess what I’m going to see them even better on the way back” he replies …… smarty pants…… I … Continue reading

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Fungle in the Jungle – mushrooms and other fungi of NZ

I know I’ve done a blog on fungi before but there is so much of it about at the moment, I had to share some more photos of these wonderful little treasures that we often don’t see hidden in the … Continue reading

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Waiwhero Valley – a walk to nowhere

Today we headed north of home, up the coastline towards Punakaiki.  Just along from the Waiwhero Scenic Reserve we head inland for a walk up the Waiwhero Valley.  There isn’t a designated track as such, this used to be an … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail

Stephen’s phrase for today – “a day of reflection”…… New Zealand is a cyclist haven and thanks to a Government initiative more and more cycle trails are coming on-line enabling access to areas not normally available to the general public.  … Continue reading

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