Category Archives: On our Walks

These posts will take you on some of the walks we go on, some on Wednesdays with the Grey District Walkers and other walks including multi-day tramps.

Aoraki/Mount Cook

Our lucky day.

May was our rainiest month since living on the West Coast—672mm to be precise. Even the natives were sick of the rain. We gambled on the weather and drove to Mount Cook. On our second day even the mini snow … Continue reading

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Nelson Creek—North of Greymouth turn off SH 7 at Ngahere

The Nelson Creek Recreation Reserve welcomes visitors.

There is plenty to do at the Nelson Creek Recreation Reserve: camping, picnicking, swimming in the river that runs by the camping area, gold fossicking, walking and exploring. The reserve even has flush toilets. The steep bank along the drive … Continue reading

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Taramakau Bridge Clip-on for walkers and cyclists

The new bridge clip-on.

The Taramakau River bridge is the only one way (at a time) bridge where cars, motorcycles and cyclists share with trains. There are only two trains a day but the railroad tracks are there full time to make riding or … Continue reading

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Queen Charlotte Track August 2015

Overlooking Kenepuru Sound from Eatwell’s Lookout.

Cliff and I had been watching the weather for a few months in order to walk the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds. Winter is the best time for several reasons: uncrowded tracks, no wasps, settled weather and a … Continue reading

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Abel Tasman and Golden Bay with Terri February 2015

A beautiful bay in Abel Tasman National Park.

This past February my sister Terri made her third visit to New Zealand. As well as visiting us, she wanted to see places she hadn’t been to before. After a few days in the North Island Terri took the Interislander … Continue reading

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Lake Daniell revisited

Lake Daniell walk on MapMyHIke.

  Back in March Cliff and I walked into Lake Daniell, near Springs Junction, with the Grey District Walkers. That was a beautiful autumn day. To read a more comprehensive blog about it, click here: http://www.arnoldacres.co.nz/blogs/?s=lake+daniel Last week (Monday November … Continue reading

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Murray Creek track back to Reefton

The route as seen by MapMyHike

October 1, 2014. We started at Black’s Point and walked back to Reefton. MapMyHike is a nifty iPhone app which uses the phone’s GPS to create a map of where the user has been. It calculates the elevation and speed … Continue reading

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Coolgardie Track—Brunner Mine to Sewell Peak

On a clear day you can almost see forever, and it was easy to see our house from Sewell Peak.

Last Friday, August 22, Cliff and I walked up an old, but recently cleared, track that runs from near the Brunner Mine to an access road to Sewell Peak. We can see the masts and cellphone towers from our house … Continue reading

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Inland Pack Track to Fossil Creek

Lots of options on the Inland Pack Track.

A few members of the Buller Tramping Club chose Fossil Creek as our destination for a day walk Sunday March 30. Access is a few kilometers north of Punakaiki on Bullock Creek Road. After a short walk on a farm … Continue reading

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Lake Daniell near Springs Junction

Lake Daniell

Some members of the Grey District Walkers made a special off-week trip to Lake Daniell March 26. The track starts at the Marble Hill Camping Area, three kilometres east of Springs Junction. Lake Daniell is within the Maruia Waka Huia … Continue reading

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