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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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Lake Mahinapua Sunset Reflections

On a recent drive back from Franz Josef Stephen suggested calling into Lake Mahinapua just south of Hokitika.  It isn’t somewhere we visit often as not dog friendly and well it isn’t often the boys aren’t with us.  Not this … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Old Christchurch Road to Cowboys Paradise

It sure is nice to be back out on the bike again.  Not much time for riding over our busy summer season so we’ve (yes I do mean I’ve) been trying to get motivated to get some more time in … Continue reading

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Greymouth Street Sprint

What a day – still puts a big grin on my face just thinking about it.  What am I talking about…. well that grin is thanks to the Greymouth Street Sprints sponsored by Mitsubishi and the Union Hotel in Greymouth.  … 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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Temple Basin – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

ok so how do you type a sigh – a really long happy contented enthusiastic sigh….. if I knew how to that’s what I’d be typing right now.  But I don’t so this will have to do aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh One hike … Continue reading

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Lake Ellery Track, Haast

Lake Ellery Track is signposted just inland off the Jacksons Bay Road, turning off after crossing the bridge across the Arawhata River and following an unsealed road for around 3kms. It is an easy walk through native beech forest following … Continue reading

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