Tag Archives: Punakaiki

Cycling the Paparoa Track

We are so lucky to have the most recent Great Walk, The Paparoa Track as part of our big backyard. It is New Zealand’s first purpose built dual purpose hiking and cycling track. Just up the road at Punakaiki – … Continue reading

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Breakers Pancake Recipe

A favourite choice by our guests at breakfast is our pancakes. Our pancakes are a novelty item on our menu that we offer due to our proximity to Punakaiki and the pancake rocks.   Seems only fitting. A popular request … 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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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes – a Rock n Roll Day in Punakaiki

With a full moon of late and wonderfully huge swells and tides we headed up to Punakaiki to check out the blowhole action at the Pancake Rock walk. It was a drizzly start to the morning but not particularly cold … Continue reading

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Punakaiki and Irimahuwhero Lookout Point

The Great Coast Road, Greymouth to Westport, voted one of the top ten coastal drives in the world.  Guess what?…… I live here! After a walk around the famous Pancake Rock and blowholes in Punakaiki, Stephen and I headed a … Continue reading

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Punakaiki – pancake rocks and blowholes

Wow that was a wild night – gale force winds and heavy rain on and off.  Windows were rattling and I lay in bed thinking mmmmm is everything secure out there. No need to worry – all was safe in … Continue reading

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Waiwhero Valley – a walk to nowhere

Today we headed north of home, up the coastline towards Punakaiki.  Just along from the Waiwhero Scenic Reserve we head inland for a walk up the Waiwhero Valley.  There isn’t a designated track as such, this used to be an … Continue reading

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Early Spring and the Flowers are Blooming

Well it is only the beginning of August – our final month of winter but it currently feels more like spring. The weather for the last month on the West Coast has been outstanding.  Beautiful days with loads of sunshine … Continue reading

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Eary winter’s blowout – Notown Forestry Tracks

Well the boys are curled up in tight little balls with very sleepy eyes, rain has arrived and the start of the storm that has been promised.  Before it came though, we wrapped up warm and we got out on our mountain … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors…..Noname to Mudplug mountain biking

Autumn has arrived and with it cooler temperatures.  We seem to have been blessed here on the West Coast though as to date, our autumn has been lovely and this weekend is no exception – clear blue sunny skies and … Continue reading

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