Tag Archives: Punakaiki

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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