Travel Blogs from Greymouth, New Zealand

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West Side, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

West Side

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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Hundreds of k's later I'm in Greymouth. I stopped in Te Anau a few nights back to say my goodbyes and also got two Christmas cards because IEP forgot to cut off my mail. I headed to Queenstown for what I thought would be about three days, but ended ...

Mmmm.... Beer...., Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Mmmm.... Beer....

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... probably start to get to me, but it is fine and I'm liking it! Today we actually made it to the West Coast of New Zealand and I'm sure I won't be the first or last person to say it is truly spectacular. The coast is quite picturesque. Extremely rugged ...

Nelson Lakes and Pancake Rocks, Neptune Backpackers, Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Nelson Lakes and Pancake Rocks

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Leaving the bikepackers we saw loads of cyclists Nelson Lakes (walked 1st one) Westport a very small town that shut at 4pm Truman(?) Coastal walk Pancake Rocks Unimpressed with Greymouth Neptune Hostel ($18) OK but net exp at $1 per ...

Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Greymouth

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... the journey to Franz Josef as our AA map route planner had said it would take 7 hours just to get from Kaikora to Greymouth - it actually took 4 hours! The journey was spectacular though, and we went the Lewis Pass route not the much lorded Arthur's ...

Beach Bums, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Beach Bums

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... from fighting giants and enjoying the natural art gallery, we also idly looked around for pounamu rocks on the sand. Pounamu is New Zealand’s unique jade stone. You can find it for sale all over the country, and especially here in Hokitika where ...

I'm Alive..., GreyMouth, New Zealand travel blog

I'm Alive...

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... left towards Arthurs Pass village, where all the hikes begin. Arrived at the huge information center which explained about the pass. New Zealand has many mountains separating it's east and west coast. East coast'ers searched for gold and jade which was ...

Chapter 10:  My legs hurt., Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Chapter 10: My legs hurt.

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... afternoon to climb Mt. Victoria, which has great views of the whole region. The walk up was fun and only mildly taxing, but in typical New Zealand fashion the skies opened up on the way down, so by the time I got back to my room I was soaked even though ...

On the road again, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

On the road again

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... along the west coast (gets a little confusing down here, I'm pretty sure it's the west coast!!). Today, I'm traveling as far as Greymouth. Along the way, I am grateful to witness some fantastic scenery. My bus mates and I walk along the Truman Track to a ...

The Tranz Alpine, Christchurch - Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

The Tranz Alpine

A travel blog entry by hils

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... having such an interesting conversation that we didn't pay a huge amount of attention to the passing scenery. On arrival in Greymouth the sun was shining brightly. Greymouth was actually looking quite nice, it's actually a pretty good name 'cos most of ...

Wet and Grey All the Way to Wetlands Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Wet and Grey All the Way to Wetlands Greymouth

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... seen since Wanaka. Soaked to the skin we headed straight into a café to have a hot sandwich before the last 25 miles to Greymouth as making a picnic in a bus stop seemed like an extremely bad idea. The people in the café thought it very funny when Mikey ...

Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Greymouth

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... it was a good tour. Lots of backpackers did the tour and it was a good way to meet people. Australia was playing New Zealand that evening in the final of the Rugby League World Cup so we stayed on in the bar to ...

Blazing through, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Blazing through

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... is. Not only is everything beautiful, from cities to small towns to hiking trails to simple roads, one of the things I love about New Zealand is that since it has so many features in such a small area, the scenery changes every hundred kilometers or so. ...

Watching the Show, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Watching the Show

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... uplift that has hauled the whole thing up above sea level (the same uplift that continues to push up the Southern Alps.) I arrived in Greymouth around mid afternoon and checked in to the Top 10. It was a good one too, warm (ish), clean and with a ...

A Lovely Pass From Arthur, TranzAlpine Train, New Zealand travel blog

A Lovely Pass From Arthur

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... the track in full gaze of our train's guards. It was good fun nonetheless watching the scene unfold. We arrived back in Greymouth by lunchtime and after picking up our trusty campervan we headed for the Golden Arches to satisfy our carnal urges for ...

Lemon - Transport of The Future, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Lemon - Transport of The Future

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... roads, with the occassional passing lane - motorways are limited to the big cities! Buller Gorge) has the longest swingbridge in New Zealand, and I was persuaded to take the "Superman" option to return. The walk across was nice enough - looking down ...

The coolest entry ever, The West Coast, New Zealand travel blog

The coolest entry ever

A travel blog entry by baldtel_on_tour

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... I have to admit it's getting better, it's getting better all the time" - The Beatles Ok, since the last few depressing entries, New Zealand rocks again. Big long entry. One time, we are looking for a place to stay in Greymouth at 1:00am. We pitch ...

Glaciation, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciation

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... cold. Much more impressed by the maple syrup pancakes in the cafe across the road. Had enough of the bad weather, drove for four hours to Nelson via Buller Gorge and the longest swing bridge in New Zealand. ...

Dreary, cold and raining in Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Dreary, cold and raining in Greymouth

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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What a boring town!  After the thrilling time in Franz Josef, we took the last bus ride to Greymouth for one night before taking the Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch.  It was cold, gray and raining and there wasn’t much to do in this ...

West Coast, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... of the "blink if you miss it" variety, abandoned rail stations, closed quarries and mines, things like that. Greymouth was easily the most boring stop in New Zealand so far. I only spent one night and even that was probably too long, but it did break ...

Hokitika & Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika & Greymouth

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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... and walked on to the swing bridge.  You'll see from the photos how unbelievable it was! After Hokitika we drove on to Greymouth. We were planning to stay here two nights as we had the long drive across the island to Christchurch ahead of us. ...

The Road Lees Travelled, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

The Road Lees Travelled

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Greymouth by name, grey and morbid by nature. Here the River Grey meets the Tasman sea. So dreary is this town that all there is to do is visit the library for free internet access and stare at the scary sea from inside Mr T. The dismal ...

Into the West..., Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Into the West...

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... To describe them as naughty is an understatement. Their past time is pulling pieces off your car and they are cheeky as! On reaching Greymouth we stocked up with food and petrol ready for the journey to the Glaciers the next day. We also decorated the car ...

Off to the wild West Coast via Christchurch, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Off to the wild West Coast via Christchurch

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... road down the hill side – so I guess they’re used to a lot of rain then.  We finally reach Greymouth mid-afternoon, not before negotiating a roundabout with a railway crossing through the middle of it and a railway bridge that is also ...

rugged west coast, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

rugged west coast

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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... north, scouting for potential surf breaks, without the aid of our surf guide. It simply labels the entire west coast south of Greymouth as - wide open to explore, go figure it out. We arrived in Greymouth under gray skies, and perfect ocean conditions. A ...

Goldschürfen in Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Goldschürfen in Greymouth

A travel blog entry by dovi

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im israelisch gemanagtem Dukes Backpacker (farbenfroh wie ein LSD-Trip) haben wir die Tage vor und nach Sylvester verbracht und von dort aus ein paar Sache unternommen. Unter anderem sind wir im historischen Goldgräber-Dörfchen 'Shantytown' auf ...

Pancake-Rocks, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Pancake-Rocks

A travel blog entry by marlene1

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Road Trip - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier - Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier - Greymouth

A travel blog entry by joeash2008

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... and lo and behold when we got up the next morning, the sun was beaming down. So we took our time heading back to Greymouth, where we are getting the Tranzalpine train across to Christchurch. The drive back down was gorgeous and we went to a seal colony ...

Travel Day, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Travel Day

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

... - although you guys may think that this is an exciting life what with being thousands of miles away from home... The bus arrived in Greymouth at around 1.15pm and I ended up following a girl from the bus to the hostel, not on purpose, she was just going ...

Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Greymouth

A travel blog entry by yam_cina

I arrived to Greymouth to the Duke backpackers just to discover that one of my friend from Israel was there without me knowing that. We always say that Israel is a small place but NZ, this is just ...

Glow worms(nearly), Greymouth, New Zealand travel blog

Glow worms(nearly)

A travel blog entry by caz_sykes

...  a viewing platform in the middle carriage of the train, which was awesome while we could stand the cold!  Arriving in Greymouth, the west coasts largest town (!), I had booked onto a tour to go cave rafting and visit the glow worms that live ...

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