Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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Nelson to Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Nelson to Hokitika

A travel blog entry by johnsjourneys

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... indeed it was: the journey to Hokitika took five hours under an overcast sky, but with diminishing rain.  As with all journeys in New Zealand, the scenery was a feast for the eyes.  And the stops at Cape Foulwind to see the seal colony, and at ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by midge88

... in Greymouth where we filled up with petrol and was off on our way again. Driving along the coast we then arrived at Hokitika where just 10km south we stopped at lake Mahinapua which was scenic as you drove through a gravel track through dense forrest ...

The West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The West Coast

A travel blog entry by josh-and-abbie

... a shimmering blue unlike anything Josh had ever seen! Notably Abbie had only seen such water colours upon her last visit to New Zealand! After wandering around the gorge and through the forest for some time we eventually made our way to Lake Mahinapua. ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by angierich

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... was bad as it was pissing rain so we didn't spend too much time checking out the rocks but we got some pics!! We stayed in Hokitika that night in a really nice campsite that had an amazing hot tub so after the day on the horses we were glad of the hot ...

Awesome helicopter flight in the Alps, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Awesome helicopter flight in the Alps

A travel blog entry by growlingsax

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... plum pie!! So although the plum pie sounded tempting, we went back to the car for a drink of water. Nice motel in Hokitika.  A bit disconcerted at first when we found it was opposite a huge dairy processing factory, but actually you couldn't see it ...

South to Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

South to Hokitika

A travel blog entry by katemc55

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... the blowhole not quite doing its thing. Back in the car to dry off, as we head down through Greymouth, and our destination Hokitika. Motel for the night, and dinner is at a rather lovely pub in Woodstock just down the road. Sounds like a regular music ...

Ho ho ho, Snow? Oh no no no., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Ho ho ho, Snow? Oh no no no.

A travel blog entry by timandnomes

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... I assume is the new hipper but not simpler way of saying crazy) way of life here on the west coast of the south Island of New Zealand. A bit like going back in time and life is much slower and easier going than in the hustle and bustle of the cities back ...

Nice ride, limestone highlight, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Nice ride, limestone highlight

A travel blog entry by calypsouno

... ). nice dinner in Hokitika in Café de Paris although nobody talked a word of French.  mooie rit van Motueka naar Hokitika langs kilometers fruitbomen.  We kochten appels en peren aan de meeneemprijs van twee NZ dollar voor een mooie zak. ...

Dreams have no boundaries, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Dreams have no boundaries

A travel blog entry by anntravel

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... je natuurlijk lang over 150 km. Maar uiteindelijk beginnen de bomen toch scheef te staan. Ik zie en ruik de Tasmaanse zee. Hokitika is een kustplaatsje wat gekend staat voor Jade (groene stenen). Ik moet niet vermelden zeker dat er meer dan voldoende ...

May 15, 2010, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

May 15, 2010

A travel blog entry by stevelobo

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mahinapua, Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

mahinapua

A travel blog entry by travelineye

Manihapua, NZ: We hopped on the bus and were pretty surprised to see a bunch of the American kids we knew from Adelaide. It was really random. Most of them went to our rival dorm back in adelaide (and we don't like them very much), but they turned out to ...

Rainforests and glaciers and sheep farms... oh my!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Rainforests and glaciers and sheep farms... oh my!

A travel blog entry by jamierand

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... ; One of our lunch stops was near (and thankfully not in) a roadside café where they cook up all the wild invasives of New Zealand.  The menu read: “today’s special is yesterday’s leftovers.”  I just couldn’t bring ...

Jan 07, 2017, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Jan 07, 2017

A travel blog entry by kukiong

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80 Year old man!, lake mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

80 Year old man!

A travel blog entry by ttaylor

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So we left WEstport early that morning as we had another long drive to Lake manihape what ever its called in the middle of nowhere. But we arrived and this 80 year old man named LAS came on funny guy telling us about the place and where we would stay, ...

Men in Drag and Girls in Bag!, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Men in Drag and Girls in Bag!

A travel blog entry by jammie_traveler

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You kinda get used to the early morning starts but that still doesn't stop any1 from whinging about them especially when you may have had a cheeky couple of drinks the night before! First activity was to stop at a bay to take in the ocean air, this is ...

The Poo Party,  Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

The Poo Party

A travel blog entry by matalelee2

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Before you judge me on the title of this blog, please be aware that the day's end destination is Lake Mahinapua and with it a party at a pub afectionately referred to as the Poo Pub. This place has reputation for seedy fancy dress parties, as so I would ...

Up the west coast to Hoki, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Up the west coast to Hoki

A travel blog entry by chrissie.yeates

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... that we didn't venture far from the car. Maybe next time... We eventually reached our destination at Birdsong Backpackers in Hokitika around 5.30pm. Hokitika is a cool little town with a colourful past. At the height of the gold rushes in the 1860s it ...

Poo Party and that, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Poo Party and that

A travel blog entry by paullawson9

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... but effective. He gave the role an added bit of panache by saying 'I rest my case' everytime he sat down, my Mum would be proud of that one. The alcohol was a lot cheaper than most of New Zealand and it was a great way to get to know the group ...

Punakaiki, Punakaki, New Zealand travel blog

Punakaiki

A travel blog entry by annejulien

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The drive southwards along the west coast is fab - I'll let the pictures do the ...

Comment pourir une chambre d'hôtel pour les nuls?, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Comment pourir une chambre d'hôtel pour les nuls?

A travel blog entry by mode-kiwi-2012

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... et nous sommes obligés de mettre pied à terre dans les descentes! Un comble! Nous ne tardons pas à arriver en ville. Hokitika, c'est pas bien grand. Nous qui rêvions d'un grand macdo pour nous réchauffer et manger quelque chose en profitant ...

West coast drive, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West coast drive

A travel blog entry by gemima

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... of pancakes!!!!!).  We saw all of Greymouth (which didn't take long but it was a nice town) and then carried on until Hokitika.  This was the tiniest town ever!!!!!  We tried to watch the sun set but got engrossed with washing because we ...

Icy blue waters, Hokitika Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

Icy blue waters

A travel blog entry by fra_roz

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... outside. --------------- Nous avons conduit sur la cote Ouest a partir de Greymouth et nous sommes arretes a Pancake Rocks avant d'arriver a Hokitika Gorge. Nous sommes passes par un pont de fous dans ce coin-la: les voitures et les trains se partagent ...

A stop-off at the 'Poo' Pub, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

A stop-off at the 'Poo' Pub

A travel blog entry by mattcannon

... 'the girls' who were going to purchase what we all needed... They headed off to the '$2 or $5' shop which I suppose is New Zealand's answer to the pound-shop and busied themselves purchasing the necessary provisions. We arrived at what was a very rural ...

More beautiful sights, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

More beautiful sights

A travel blog entry by royandclaudia

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... pancake rocks along shores of crashing waves and we arrived in Hokitika, the arts and crafts capital of the country. As we approached Hokitika, we got our first glimpse of the Southern Alps in the hazy distance - some snow on those mountain tops! After we ...

last day on west coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

last day on west coast

A travel blog entry by leon323

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... hikes and different birds than seen elsewhere, including duck species, yet unidentified. Next was a long, but signposted road to the Hokitika Gorge. This is not as spectacular as the Buller Gorge, which will be seen today enroute to Murchison, but the ...

Pooh Party and crazy old man les, mahina (lake Mahinapua), New Zealand travel blog

Pooh Party and crazy old man les

A travel blog entry by toddfarrtravel

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This part of the Kiwi Experience is very bizarre. You basically stop at a pub/hotel in the middle of nowhere near a beach. It must be some sort of deal the bus has with the pub because it happens every single night. It was known and the Pooh party and a ...

Artistic Differences, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Artistic Differences

A travel blog entry by heleng2

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... kind of thing will last in other places!) although the hot scandal in Hokitika is the theft of the 'Pete the Penguin' rubbish bin. Hokitika also has an ongoing arts project, the 'take a seat' sculptures. Not all as comfy as they look! Then it was 40 ...

Rain today, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Rain today

A travel blog entry by chrisandcarol

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We rose to a very unusual sound - rain! It was still warm though, still in the low 20's. The sound of the locals dancing in the street could be heard. We had to adjust our plans to suit the weather, so decided to try our hand at a treetop walk, it was ...

beachside front after nice walks, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

beachside front after nice walks

A travel blog entry by manu_milli

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Busy West coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Busy West coast

A travel blog entry by hutzenmartin

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... ), you won't find anything anymore in Franz Josef (or even the entire West coast). We changed plans and luckily only were in Hokitika, where we relatively easily find something for a very good price. A six bedroom for 60 NZ$. Good value! Up until ...

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