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Woods Creek Track, Greymouth – A Lesson in History

Hard to beat a walk in the woods and when it is steeped in history it adds a whole new dimension. Woods Creek Track at Dunganville in the back of Greymouth oozes history – gold mining history complete with tailrace … Continue reading

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Auckland Highlights

Auckland is the main gateway to NZ and the start of many of our guests holiday. It is New Zealand’s largest city and known as the City of Sails. We’ve just had a few days visiting the big smoke for … Continue reading

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Exploring the Wonders of South Westland – Mahitahi River Valley

Stephen and I are fortunate to see and do some pretty special things in our time exploring the West Coast and a recent visit to beautiful Bruce Bay  is definitely up there and added to that list of special things … 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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Runanga Workingman’s Club – History in the Heartland

Workingmen’s Club are a type of private social club first established in industrial areas of the UK in the early 19th century providing recreation and education for working class men and women.  In NZ they are an integral part of … Continue reading

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Historic Reefton – the Little Big Town

The small village of Reefton nestled in the Victoria Forest on the West Coast is immersed in history.  It may be a small village but it is big in every other respect.  So much history it practically oozes from her … Continue reading

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Exploring the Blackball Coal Mine and Kings Knob Walk

Recently we headed to Blackball  to explore some of their well hidden history all within walking distance of the “local”.  We’d already done the River Gorge trail (see blog) and continued on a little further down the road to explore … Continue reading

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