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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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Blackball – Discovering Hidden Treasures

Totally felt like we should be in an Indiana Jones movie on our latest adventure of discovery “A Lost World Uncovered”……. We had headed to Blackball – little mining town inland from Greymouth at the base of the Paparoa mountains.  … Continue reading

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The End of the Road – Jacksons Bay, Haast

We’ve recently had a few days in the deep south of South Westland – Haast staying at the beautiful Collyer House.  A gorgeous bed and breakfast located in idyllic bush surroundings with a backdrop of native bush, lush farmland and … Continue reading

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Back on the Bike – West Coast Wilderness Trail

On my bike again, I’m so happy to be on my bike again, feel the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, oh it’s so great to be on my bike again…….. Seriously it really is good to … Continue reading

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A Step Back in Time – A Visit to Blackball

Visiting Blackball is like stepping back in time. Any stresses or worries are lifted from your shoulders and it seems like time just slows down. It had been a while since our last visit to Blackball so we headed out … Continue reading

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Showcasing West Coast scenery via West Coast Wilderness Trail

With friends visiting recently from the USA we thought what better way to showcase some West Coast scenery than with the West Coast Wilderness Trail. No time to do the whole thing and to be honest I don’t think for … Continue reading

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