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West Coast Treetop Walkway – A Walk with the Giants

Whenever we have my parents visit we always try to showcase something they haven’t seen before on their visits to the West Coast. With clear skies and sunshine we headed south to check out the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Based … Continue reading

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Craigieburn Ecological Area and Forest – Mountain Biking Unchartered Territory

aaaahhhh, biking through native forest into plantation forest and back into native forest.  Sun shining high in the sky above the mountain tops. Sometimes our job sucks, working in our outside office, but then someone has to do it I … Continue reading

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Nile River Valley Walk, Charleston

Some people travel half way round the world to experience scenery like this, others to the other side of the world……. well for us we had to travel 40 minutes up the road.  How blessed are we! Just back from … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Mountain biking the Faultline

Swish, swoop, hoot, holler, twist, turn – wahoo!  That is the sound of four mountain bikers whipping their way down the Faultline track at Franz Josef.  There is something for everyone in Glacier Country – and mountain biking is not … Continue reading

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South Westland and Its Little Gems – Okarito

If you mention South Westland most people think of glaciers – Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. These are great icons of the West Coast particularly of South Westland but there is so much more to offer in this beautiful part … Continue reading

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Arnold River Dam Walk

We’ve just been visiting with Ian and Sue from Kotuku Pottery out near Lake Brunner and decided to stop and stretch our legs at the Arnold River Dam Walk.  This is a walk we seem to forget about, which is … Continue reading

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Taipo Valley on a Spring Afternoon

Rain has been forecast again for the West Coast, after a front has hit the whole country pretty much all week BUT this morning we awake to glorious sunny skies.  Breakfast is over, the guests are off for their day’s … Continue reading

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