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Point Elizabeth Track – A little bit of Untamed Wilderness

  The Point Elizabeth track would have to be Greymouth’s premier walking track.  Running from the shores of North Beach… north of Cobden and finishing at Rapahoe Beach just off State Highway 6 at the gateway to the Great Coast … Continue reading

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The Winter Blues at Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks

When we think of the winter blues we think down in the dumps, the moody blues but for the West Coast when we say the winter blues we mean blue skies and blue seas and some of the most fantastic … Continue reading

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Motukiekie Beach and Rocks – Photography Heaven

Motukiekie Beach and Rocks seems to be becoming world-renowned.  It used to be a little secret only known by dedicated West Coasters and their friends – and maybe their family, and maybe some of their friends – and maybe some … Continue reading

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Hidden World of West Coast Coal Mining History

Growing up as a kid down in Southland was all about farming – rolling green hills dotted with sheep.  In the winter our homes were generally heated with wood and coal.  Never gave a thought to where that coal came … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Greymouth to Taramakau River

Possibly one of the greatest recent additions and assets for Greymouth and the Grey District would have to be the West Coast Wilderness Trail.  The trail starts in Greymouth and goes right through to Ross in the south – some … Continue reading

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Beach Meander – Great Coast Road

Love meandering along the beach and with the Great Coast Road at our doorstep, we have plenty of beaches to choose from. Latest little meander was around the 14 mile beach – aptly named as it is around 14 miles … Continue reading

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Nine Mile Valley’s Hidden Coal History

There’s gold in them there hills – black gold! Stephen had the pleasure of playing tour guide recently and taking a photographic artist into the hills behind Breakers to explore some of the fascinating coal mining history hidden away in … Continue reading

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