Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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Good Buggers!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Good Buggers!

A travel blog entry by fos53

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... ; It has been drizzle/rain up the west coast too, so have not got upto the glaciers, but did a short gorge walk near Hokitika. Rain Forest Paradise.  Stayed in a briliant site in Franz Josef right in the rainforest.  - Until the morning when the ...

Lake Mahinapua and the Poo Pub, Ruatapu, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua and the Poo Pub

A travel blog entry by jz2009

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The Kiwi Bus stops in Mahinapua, a place in the middle of no where, to stay in a pub owned by the oldest publican in NZ, an 83 year old called Les. The bus has the whole place to our selves, and each night there is a fancy dress party with a different ...

Jade, Swingbridges, Glow Worms & Lazyboys..., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Jade, Swingbridges, Glow Worms & Lazyboys...

A travel blog entry by paulandhannah

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New Zealand – Rainy West of South Island, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand – Rainy West of South Island

A travel blog entry by theklikas

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... to spend New Year. V češtině: Z Kaikoury na východním pobřeží jsme přejeli do města Hokitika na západním pobřeží. Počasí bylo fajn a tak jsme se cestou kochali místní hornatou krajinou. V noci ...

SOL 12: Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

SOL 12: Hokitika

A travel blog entry by svensadventures

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... , so I suggest we head to the nearest small town and shop....Denise would be proud! We drive south to Hokitika, the home of the New Zealand green jade and some incredibly blue glacier waters for the rest of the day. After walking the small town streets ...

Stopping off at Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Stopping off at Hokitika

A travel blog entry by kath_and_per

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After a visit to the pancake rocks in Punaikiki on the West coast of New Zealand we found a lovely spot to camp next to this empty beach. ...

The Poo Pub, The middle of no where, New Zealand travel blog

The Poo Pub

A travel blog entry by amandaroberts79

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On our itinery this was simple stated as a stay at the Poo pub. Enroute we find out that we are off to a fancy dress party at Les's pub where we will be making our outfits out of bin bags from the supermarket that we are going to visit. So imagine 60 ...

From North to South and East to West, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

From North to South and East to West

A travel blog entry by davidwshih

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... .  Unfortunately, it was raining on the pass.  We weren't able to do the hiking as planned.  We continued onto Hokitika where we are staying for the night at the Stations Inn.  We arrived in the afternoon around 4PM and we went into ...

Pacific ocean to tasman sea in one day (oct ..., Akaroa to Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Pacific ocean to tasman sea in one day (oct ...

A travel blog entry by pennyandchris

... the road and the large cranes and other machinery. We reached the west coast at Kumara Junction and headed south to Hokitika. The east coast that we left this morning consisted of charming fishing villages in sheltered bays while the west coast was ...

Hoki to the locals!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hoki to the locals!

A travel blog entry by sjw_uk

... . Stu bought me a lovely Greenstone necklace and Greenstone ear-rings for my birthday (which is on Wed 28 Feb) Hokitika is a small town, and we will be heading to Greymouth tomorrow and spending the night there. Oh well, more updates ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by lauranikol

The Jade carving centre of NZ Full of shops selling carved Jade, Paua and bone Little market on where there was a woman with a really cute dog who I gave a little stroke ...

Lake Kaniere, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Kaniere

A travel blog entry by littlelow

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Last night we stayed by Lake Kaniere, it is again!!! the most gorgeous setting, Yesterday we went for a 3 hour walk to Dorethy falls which was lovely, Baz today is climbing Mount Tuhua, we do not know the height, but will find out but it is a 7 hour ...

Hanging Ten in Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hanging Ten in Hokitika

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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... a rather wild and cold sea and then lay and relaxed on the soft grey sand for a while before returning for a beer and dinner. Hokitika was centre of the gold rush in the 1860s but the harbour was a very difficult, sandy spit to navigate at the entrance ...

NZ here we come, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

NZ here we come

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

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... by rain and very low clouds! Once over he pass the rain eased and we finally saw the sun and blue skies. Arrived in Hokitika late morning - quiet seaside town famous for jade and not much else. Visited local gorge and did several walks in the fantastic ...

Finding time to get bored!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Finding time to get bored!

A travel blog entry by kirstyandmike

... of insect repellent we applied to ourselves. The rest of the afternoon took us past the most photographed stretch of road in New Zealand, being a granite rock overhanging a single track road - for about 50 meters. As the gorge opened up there were ...

Driving, and driving, and driving, and..., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Driving, and driving, and driving, and...

A travel blog entry by ardnopes

... not quite sure how we looked at this day when planning the trip and thought, "Hey, this should be pleasant!" Cardrona to Hokitika is a lot of driving. It's not really that much driving when compared to childhood vacations or marathon drives across the USA ...

Hoki, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hoki

A travel blog entry by jag

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... to the campsite to pick up the other two still just getting out of bed and we made the 33km drive out to see the Hokitika Gorge amid pretty solid rain. The drive howvere was definately worth it as we climbed down the slippery path in our jandals to come ...

Fox Glacier Minted, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier Minted

A travel blog entry by travelburnett

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... cross crevasses, skip seracs and crawl through ice caves before the helicopters come back to pick us up. See photos. The drive to Hokitika takes longer than we had thouight so it is 2030 by the time we get into the campsite. Just in time to ...

The Gods Spoke at Sunset, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The Gods Spoke at Sunset

A travel blog entry by themiddleroute

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Hokitika is famous for its sunsets, pictures follow; no words required. ...

Hokey Pokey, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokey Pokey

A travel blog entry by richardhmcotton

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Long drive down from Nelson,  stopping at the longest swingbridge in NZ, over the Buller river. Where we panned for gold (and found some), got eaten alive by sandflies :-(    We took the quick route back tandem comet!! ...

West Coast Ramblings, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast Ramblings

A travel blog entry by benpope

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Vroom Vroom.. to the WFF??!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Vroom Vroom.. to the WFF??!

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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... The plan was to pick up Cecile in Nelson after id finished work, get the tkts, and drive on down the west coast to Hokitika.  This loose plan worked up until... oh about 9pm-ish id guess?!   Then, after me nicely pulling over to ...

First things first, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

First things first

A travel blog entry by noayaniv

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In this chapter we'll tell about the way from Christchurch to Hokitika - west-coast. It all started with a beautiful ride through the great Plato's of Canterbury. Surprisingly, Dardasaba survived all the way which included stops in ...

Greenstone Carving, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Greenstone Carving

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

Here i stayed in a small hostel which had a path down the back garden which led directly to the beach, which was really cool. The guy who ran it was a bit wierd but he did greenstone carvings where he let you carve your own. He cut the shape with the ...

The Poo Pub, Lake Mahanioua, New Zealand travel blog

The Poo Pub

A travel blog entry by emzeeb3

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... can't drink you're own alcohol in any of the hostels here if they have a bar - licensing laws are pretty strict in New Zealand and a licensed premises is not allowed to let any guests drink their own alcohol or they risk losing their licence. But Les and ...

Greymouth and Mahinapua, Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Greymouth and Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by travelling3sum

After a nice breakfast we set off on our journey along the West Coast visiting Capefoulwind Seal Colony (pretty cute seals but smelly) then punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes, after the scenic start to the trip we stopped in Greymouth to pick up ...

Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by colleenomalley

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I woke up packed up all my stuff and it was going to be a long day on the bus. We would be heading down to our next stop driving along one of the top ten scenic drive roads in the world. It was beautiful. The views of the ocean and landscape were ...

Hokitika - much Jade carvingness, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika - much Jade carvingness

A travel blog entry by fourloves

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... It turns out that my battery finally died after six long years. I was actually pretty happy to invest in a new battery once I got to Hokitika. Hokitika is a smallish town a few hours south of takaka. We opted to stay here, rather than go to somewhere ...

A trip to the West (aka 'wet') Coast: Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

A trip to the West (aka 'wet') Coast: Hokitika

A travel blog entry by elfordfamily

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... . So remote and untouched, it reminded us of many lakes in British Columbia, but without summer cottages dotted around it. In New Zealand, the shoreline of any body of water belongs to everyone. Cottages might have views, but not exclusive access to the ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by sheilamarsh

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... name of Hokitika, she started to sing the ABBA song (Chiquitita) - comment added 8th April, even now every time I see the word "Hokitika" I still sing the ABBA song to myself!!!! Diana couldn't wait to get out of the car to do her "sniffing". I took two ...

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