Tag Archives: West Coast

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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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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Wheeling Through West Coast Wonderland

The Wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round, wheels on the bike go round and round – oh my gosh forever!  Can’t believe I’m thinking this but I could do with a hill … Continue reading

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AB608 Passchendaele steam train Visits Greymouth

The West Coast has been very fortunate to be included in the South Island Centennial Rail tour of the AB608 Passchendaele steam train. What a beauty.  Built in 1915 in Christchurch she was renamed in 1925 in memory of soldiers … Continue reading

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A Walk of Contrasts in Charleston

Our West Coast scenery never ceases to amaze me and our latest walk was no exception. With much rain of late we were all desperate to get out in the fresh air and have a good leg stretch. Initially thinking … Continue reading

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Bruce Bay, South Westland, West Coast of the Southern Alps

With a recent trip away to Central Otago and coming home a day earlier than planned we broke our drive up with a night at the beautiful Bruce Bay in South Westland. Did a short stop on the edge of … Continue reading

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Reefton – Town of Light

Welcome to Reefton – town of light.  Reefton was given this slogan due to the fact it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have street lighting.  Says something about the spirit of the community and that spirit … Continue reading

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