Jump To Navigation | Jump To Content
You can search by destination or sensory words that relate to how people felt at a particular destination.
Search Blogs by:
The Sound of Silence
By Therese Bruning
18 May 2011


As we go about our daily lives, we almost become immune to the fact there is constant noise – whether it’s from traffic, people or TV. We sometimes don’t appreciate silence until we find it – or in our case, it found us. Instead of staying at Greymouth, we decided to drive a little further to stay at Punakaiki, home of the famous Pancake Rocks. We didn’t quite make it that far for our accommodation, and instead stayed at Barrytown, halfway between Greymouth & Punakaiki.

The Beach Hideaway is a true little gem of a place. There are only 2 villas on the property & when we arrived, we were the only guests. We sat outside the front of our villa with a vino & experienced what we had been longing for – peace, quiet & solitude. No traffic, no other people. There was only the distant sound of the West Coast surf crashing down on the beach & the calls of the native birds.

Our villa was modern & comfortable with a small kitchenette & my one wish was that we had booked in for more than one night. As it’s only 15mins drive from Greymouth to the South & Punakaiki to the North it’s a great alternative if you want to get away from it all.



Previous Post            Next Post

Keywords: Noise, peace, Auckland

Previous Post

Next Post
Add a Comment

Required but private
Sue Marr
Roderick Eime
Ewen Bell
Brad Crawford
Emma Gardiner
Jill Varley
Adam Corney
More Bloggers
Centara Duangtawan Chiang Mai
Westin Paris
World Travel Service Limited
Amazing Thailand
More Sponsors