Tag Archives: West Coast

Virtual Mystery Tour West Coast – Grey District, Heart of the West Coast

Well it seems an apt time to showcase our own Grey District – heart of the West Coast.  A great place to base yourself to explore north and south – east and west, no not west, you’ll be in Australia.  … Continue reading

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Virtual Mystery Tour West Coast – Oparara Basin, Karamea

I know I haven’t been around much in the blogging world of late – for some time actually.  Thought given the turmoils of the world lately it was a good time to pop back in and say hi.  Going to … 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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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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