We couldn’t leave Greymouth without going down to the Breakwater to check out the entrance to the port. I’ve see pictures of some of the fishing boats coming in over the bar and it is not for the faint hearted. These guys are amazing with this harbour.
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Today the water was very settled and there were a few people out gathering driftwood with the Mountains behind bathed in sunshine. You could tell from the water how ugly it could be though on a bad day.
As we travelled south, we had to stop at the Mahinapua Hotel and get some piccies there before checking out the Lake.
There is a Doc park right opposite the Hotel where you can stay which has a kitchen and toilets right next to the lake. Its a lovely spot.
Back out of the main road, there is a reminder of the history of the area with a coal trolley from a mine in front of the Hotel.
The lakefront park is a neat spot to stop for a cup of tea or lunch.
5 thoughts on “The Famous Cheese Pub”
Remind me why the hotel is famous?
The Pub was famous for the iconic ad for Mainland Cheese.
Great photos – as always. Didn’t realise that this was the famous pub. We certainly remember the cheese ads, although we expect those old guys are long now. Wonder if anyone knows?
Thanks for that. 😄
It was a great ad and we couldn’t go past it without some piccies.
Love the driftwood. I used to make things when I found some.
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