Tag Archives: NZ native bush

10 Mile Valley – Valley of Mines Becomes Valley of Waterfalls

Drip, drip, drip, plop, plop, plop gurgle, gurgle, gurgle, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh That’s the sound of the rain slowly turning the 10 mile valley from the Valley of Mines into the Valley of Waterfalls. Many people curse the rain but … 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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Roberts Point Track – an Insane Walk in the Wilderness

Sometimes I feel I just need to pinch myself  – is this really where I’m lucky enough to live! No need to jump on a plane to other parts of the world or even travel to other parts of our … Continue reading

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Underground Wonderment – Honeycomb Hill Caves Karamea

Wow, wow, wow.  I don’t think I’ve said wow so many times in the space of 3 hours. But this was true wow territory. To be honest I’ve been struggling with writing this blog.  This was such an awesome experience … 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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Great Coast Road’s Treetop Walkway

We are so blessed here on the West Coast to have so much native bush and so many wonderful walking tracks. You can get up close and personal with the native species – our very own treetop walkway and best … Continue reading

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Sitting on Top of the World – Mt George

Sitting on top of the world, watching the time roll away, sitting on top of the world, wasting tii -iii, iii, iiimmme I left my home in Greymouth and travelled out the Coastal road.  Parked up at the 10 mile … Continue reading

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