Tag Archives: Tasman Sea

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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Dreams Come True – Surfing Nine Mile, West Coast

Recently we had some guests stay – Bo and Harriett from South Carolina in the USA.  Bo’s dream had always been to surf in New Zealand.  Happy to say that on their recent stay with us that dream became a … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Greymouth to Taramakau River

Possibly one of the greatest recent additions and assets for Greymouth and the Grey District would have to be the West Coast Wilderness Trail.  The trail starts in Greymouth and goes right through to Ross in the south – some … Continue reading

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Fat Biking Rapahoe Beach, Great Coast Road

There are lots of great mountain biking opportunities on the West Coast and with the right bike that includes mile after mile of pristine beaches. What’s that song Freddy sings “fat bottom girls you make this rock’n world go round” … Continue reading

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17 Mile Beach Walk, Great Coast Road

It’s Sunday morning and we’re in need of a beach walk fix.  I know what you’re thinking – we live on a beach so just head on down – well as much as we love our beach we also love … Continue reading

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West Coast Sunrise

Sometimes I have to pinch myself at the beauty of my surroundings…… Seriously not only do we get some amazing sunsets – quite dazzling (thanks Curt!) but we can be blessed with amazing sunrises also. With the Tasman Sea out … Continue reading

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The Drive Home – Great Coast Road, Westport to Greymouth

After a recent little breakway to Cape Foulwind near Westport, it was soon time to head for home.  It is a gorgeous drive following State Highway 6 – the coastal route from Westport to Greymouth aka us!  This drive was … Continue reading

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