Travel Blogs from Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

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Crossing the Alps, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Crossing the Alps

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... . These were about the size of cats, with luxuriously furry coats, and very sharp claws. They are public enemy number one in New Zealand because of their tendency to eat the eggs of native birds, bringing many like the kiwi to the edge of extinction. ...

Bit of a drive, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Bit of a drive

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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One of few driving days in NZ, we spent the day crossing the south island from Franz Josef to Kaikoura, via the stunning Arthurs Pass (which we have no pictures of!). It was a pretty uneventful journey, except for the scenery, although we did encounter a ...

Arthurs Pass, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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New Zealand has never stop wowing us and Arthurs Pass was something special. The rain stopped and it was a beautifully sunny day as we drove through the mountain range stopping regularly to take photos. I'm not going to try and describe it - the photos ...

Fox & Franz Joseph Glaciers to Otira - Day 271, Otira, New Zealand travel blog

Fox & Franz Joseph Glaciers to Otira - Day 271

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... from the settlement and surrounding walking tracks. Will hopefully see for myself in the morning if the weather continues to be fine and clear. I'm not expecting the weather to hold though, remember I'm in soggy New Zealand, could snow tomorrow, who ...

Rock and Food Formations, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Rock and Food Formations

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... spectacular vistas. The ascent to Arthur's Pass is really a series of climbs, first into the unattractive scrubland of Porter's Pass with its primitive ski areas, then along the subalpine plateaus with their lovely renegade lupine meadows. At the top ...

West coast and Arthurs Pass to East Coast, West coast and Arthurs Pass to East Coast, New Zealand travel blog

West coast and Arthurs Pass to East Coast

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... Punchbowl falls but only Dave managed it as it was a very steep walk uphill and my legs still hadnt recovered from the heli-hike. Arthurs Pass is well worth doing if you are heading this way at all - there is also the Trans-Alpine train that goes the ...

Arthur’s Pass hike, near Temple basin ski ar, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthur’s Pass hike, near Temple basin ski ar

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Feb 28, Arthur's Pass hike, near Temple basin ski area You place your skis in the box that comes up via the cable and you walk up … about 150 people can sleep here on a busy day… and you can ski everywhere: in ...

Arthur's Pass, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthur's Pass

A travel blog entry by fwice

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Arthurs Pass, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass

A travel blog entry by katjaketchup

After we left Greymouth we drove east along Arthurs Pass where we stood for one night. Because it was raining a lot we didnt do any long tracks cauz its not recommended to do so. So I did a couple of short ones by myself. Then we kept on driving to ...

Drive of my life, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Drive of my life

A travel blog entry by ebenbolter

April 23rd, 2007 - The Drive of my Life ...

In Mountain country, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

In Mountain country

A travel blog entry by autista

Second day in Arthur's Pass. Went up Avalanche Peak (1100 metres vertically) and then walked a fair bit along the Crow Hut track (which meant I climbed even more) to get better views of Mt. Rollerston (or something like that). The walk was very steep in ...

Arthurs Pass Drive, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass Drive

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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Drove from Franz Josef to Ross for food, then to Hokitika and over the highway throu Arthurs Pass back to Christchurch where i decided to spent the night once ...

Arthurs Pass, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass

A travel blog entry by pollyali

Scruttocks ...

Hamner Springs, Pancake rocks, Franz Joseph, Hamner Springs, Franz Joseph, New Zealand travel blog

Hamner Springs, Pancake rocks, Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by steveod

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Another day of driving lay ahead. The guy at the Motel who we had nicknamed Dickie Rock had told us about a place on the West coast just north of Greymouth where they had these amazing coastal cliffs that were shaped like layers of pancakes and had blow ...

Eingeschneit!, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Eingeschneit!

A travel blog entry by weltenbummler07

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... "Oh my God!"-Schreien von irgendwelchen Leuten geweckt. Grund war eine erhebliche Schneedecke, die sich ueber Nacht ueber Arthur's Pass Village gelegt hatte. Und das hiess: abgeschnitten von der Aussenwelt - zumindestens fuer ein paar Stunden, da die ...

Into the Mountains, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Into the Mountains

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

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... . The coastal lands quickly change into a mountainous region looking something between the Rockies and the Appalachians. We pull into Arthur's pass around 10:30am and I jump off into the smallest village I've ever stayed in. Finding accommodations was not ...

Hamner Springs, Hamner Springs, New Zealand travel blog

Hamner Springs

A travel blog entry by liz_carter20

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Betsy goes backwards now!! Yay, this is good news indeed, plus it only cost us a measly $20, roughly 7 UK pounds, because all the mechanics had to do was adjust the gears a bit.  And... ahem... they showed us that there was in fact a manual choke (a ...

Grassmere Lodge a.k.a my favorite place so far, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Grassmere Lodge a.k.a my favorite place so far

A travel blog entry by ldegolia

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... (like pineapple pizza) from the chef. We went on a great hike the other day where at the end we wanted to leave a part of us in New Zealand forever, so we all cut off a bit of hair and dug it into the ground. Then we did a "Haka" dance which is a ...

Arthur's Pass the high road to the East, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthur's Pass the high road to the East

A travel blog entry by eamorley

... the engine off so we could enjoy the silence. Celebrated with a nice lunch in town, such as it is and set off for Arthur's Pass. This is yet more dramatic scenery and as it was going dark decided to stop before the main ascent. Stopped in a field outside ...

Up Avalanche Peak, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Up Avalanche Peak

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

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... , it seems we are all heading north so we decide to team up and hike the 51km Abel Tasman Coastal track. It's listed as one of New Zealand's great tracks, so it should prove to be fun. I'm glad this came up as my previous plan was to just wander up a town ...

The Trippy Coast and the Magic Mountains, Bealey, New Zealand travel blog

The Trippy Coast and the Magic Mountains

A travel blog entry by piperj

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... do that than rent one here.  Crazy.  I stopped to fuel at Greymouth, and then headed up SH7 towards Lewis Pass, at Stillwater I took the Arnold Valley Road to Lake Brunner.  This again was a beautiful drive, with the mountains ahead, and ...

The most beautiful single day hike on the south is, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

The most beautiful single day hike on the south is

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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... the woods of moss covered trees with fairly dense scrub on the forest floor.  The path itself was pure Maine or New Hampshire AT.....immediately we were clambering up rocks and doing big step ups.  Nothing like the groomed and gravelled path of ...

Arthurs Pass, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... to drive to Arthurs Pass and stay the night out there. So we made an abrupt left just after Rakaia and headed west towards Arthurs Pass.   Since it was getting to be around lunch time and we were running out of options to pull over as we headed up ...

Meet My New Sweetheart, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Meet My New Sweetheart

A travel blog entry by dirtypixel

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... road. Bt the time I'd checked in to my diggs for the night - Mountain House - he was gone. I fell in love with Arthurs Pass village immediately. It's a tiny community along probably no more than 1km of the pass road, nestled between 2 huge collections of ...

Rain, Rain, Rain, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Rain, Rain, Rain

A travel blog entry by davidwshih

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It was beautiful when we left Christchurch and as we drove up the mountain into Arthur's Pass, it started to rain and it continued for the entire time while we were up there.  At the DOC office, we inquired about the weather at the rest of the ...

Let's play a little catch up, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Let's play a little catch up

A travel blog entry by mistyandmark

... is kind of like the trails as well.  The concept of the switchback is not in the Kiwi vocabulary.  Where the people of New Zealand may lack in infrastructure though, I have to say, they make up for in shear determination. I fancy that, for sure. ...

Arthur's Pass, Arthur's Pass Village, New Zealand travel blog

Arthur's Pass

A travel blog entry by auntie_bev

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... bus back from Kaikoura to Christchurch and went straight to rent a car and drive up to Arthur's Pass, the highest mountain pass in New Zealand. Driving on the left side of the road was an experience in its own. I really had no problems picking which lane ...

International Mountain Climbers, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

International Mountain Climbers

A travel blog entry by braamer

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Into the heart of the mountains. Doris Calci and I took a nice day-hike up a mountain. Avalanche ...

Our first tramp, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Our first tramp

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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We arrived in Arthur's pass and found it both cold and windy; but the train ride to get here was gorgeous with snowcapped mountains in the distance.  As we approached them we passed through one alpine valley after another and marvelled at the pale ...

Arthurs Pass, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass

A travel blog entry by jonaden

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So we left our train hostel after breakfast and headed for Arthurs pass. A major highway through the mountains to the west coast. These mountains are very high and very steep. We knew it would be a long journey but didnt think it would take us all day - ...

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