Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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Poo pub, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Poo pub

A travel blog entry by lauraanddanny

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On and off the bus today with lots of walks.  One stop was at Tauranga bay which was really beautiful.    We were then told about our ngiths accommodation at the Poo pub and its tradition.  For those that have been on the Kiwi ...

Kiwi Experience: Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi Experience: Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by biancabrewer

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The next stop on the Kiwi Experience was Lake Mahinapua, another small place along the west coast of the South Island. We left Westport at 9am and stopped off at Punakaiki National Park along the way. Punakaiki is famous for its 'pancake rocks', which ...

Ice, Ice, Baby, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Ice, Ice, Baby

A travel blog entry by heleng2

New Year in Wanaka featured a firework display, two bands (the family one and the one that did the punk version of 'Auld Lang Syne' with beer flying in all directions), and a large crowd including a lot of very drunk teenagers. All pretty harmless though. ...

The Franz Josef Glacier, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by chrisandcarol

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Weather much improved today so we travelled down the west coast today to the Franz Joseph Glacier and Vince and I paid for a HeliHike And Viv and Carol booked a Mountain Safari flight We were given socks and boots to put on and a bumbag with a pair of ...

glaciers and tire puncture, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

glaciers and tire puncture

A travel blog entry by rtwma

We headed towards the 2 famous glaciers: fox and franz Josef. On the way we noticed that one if our tires was low in pressure and found a rivet in our tire. Luckily our can company helped us out and we got it fixed right away. We then hiked to the mouth ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by bearethere

... . Spent the night in a most uncomfortable bunk in a cabin where the bathroom block offered only cold water at the sink. We did some banking, got rained on and slept a lot. Other than reading and watching the rain there wasn't a lot going on in ...

Westport - -Lake Mahinapua, Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Westport - -Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by stuart007

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Kaufrausch, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Kaufrausch

A travel blog entry by nz_mana

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Wie so oft legten wir zwischendurch noch einen Stopp ein, und zwar in Hokitika. Die Stadt ist für die Jadeverarbeitung und ihre Schmuckläden bekannt. Bevor wir jedoch die Jadeläden stürmten, zog es uns an den Strand, um ein wenig Meeresluft zu ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by sblady

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... stay in Arrowtown. The highlight was a visit from Jeannette Horn, Fran & Tiri Manahi's daughter. We learned so much about schools in New Zealand. (Susi, you will be so interested!) We did not go to Milford Sound on the 12 hour bus tour because we were ...

"Hokitika, tell me what's wrong"

A travel blog entry by barbaramorse9

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... it's not a bit dull. We are picking the train up in Christchurch and it's taking us to Greymouth over what are termed the New Zealand Alps. The weather is not promising and when the train pulls out all that can be seen from the carriage's huge observation ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by peterprest

... . We started to get into Gold mining territory. There are still mining companies digging up the Westland. We arrived in Hokitika quite underwhelmed. 1 night would be enough easily however we had booked 2 since we were planning on doing some rafting ...

Watch us fly, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Watch us fly

A travel blog entry by flyingadventure

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We have a SPOT tracker on board the plane today. You can see where we are on line. Just follow this link to see my location updates: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=02LqvAuJ3xhKPqHr4XfCURjgTYtRSEP5q If the link doesn't work, ...

2nd night in this great spot, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

2nd night in this great spot

A travel blog entry by dkgilmore

Jan 22 – Wake up to glorious sunshine,, no clouds and no Sand Flys to speak of so we are staying another day!!! Have a leisurely breakfast and then head into town for Karen to get her shopping fix and to get some groceries then back to spend a day ...

Mar 10, 2011, Ross, New Zealand travel blog

Mar 10, 2011

A travel blog entry by tripnewzealand

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Punakaiki, Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Punakaiki, Hokitika

A travel blog entry by russdi

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... fascinating, even though the blowholes were not working at low tide. Stopped at Greymouth information centre but decided to keep going to Hokitika, with a quick pub stop to try out the "Good B**tards" beer. Found a nice motel close to town, and ...

Glaciers, walks and an old Gold Mine, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Glaciers, walks and an old Gold Mine

A travel blog entry by sallyandrob

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Started with a walk up the Franz Josef Glacier. Rain earlier in the week (just 0.4 meters in 4 days!) had closed some paths so we could not get to the snow. Then back to F-J for breakfast and on to a coast walk where we were promised views of Mt ...

Drive to Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Drive to Hokitika

A travel blog entry by mazb10

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... . The room was very nice but too expensive, besides which I really wanted to be close to the beach so I carried on to Hokitika. I fiinally got a phone signal in Hokitika. Tanya text asking if I was still alive! Hokitika is another town that was created ...

The day the weather really turned., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The day the weather really turned.

A travel blog entry by tnupstart

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... Franz Jospeh and try to organise our skydive plus a glacier walk if possible. In the meantime we explored the Jade capital of New Zealand, Hokitika. It's quite a random small town with a central clock and a few shops many related to Jade and its use for ...

Barely glowing, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Barely glowing

A travel blog entry by rogergpilgrim

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... . Not too many links to the book to be found here.  There are no hotels, saloons, brothels: there is a newspaper, The Hokitika Guardian, although I don't recall if that is the right name.  Disappointingly, the hills (as in there is gold in them ...

die alpen sind da!, Lake Kaniere, New Zealand travel blog

die alpen sind da!

A travel blog entry by amigo1

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bis hier her hab ichs geschafft. lake kaniere ist ein sehr schoener see mit tollem blik auf southern alps, die man seit heute bei dem wetter sehr gut sieht. und an denen ich jetzt lang fahre. ...

One Order of Mountain Oysters, Please, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

One Order of Mountain Oysters, Please

A travel blog entry by christineanne

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... they will eat you. It was quite well done, and I almost believed it. I can see how it would be intimidating. The All Blacks (New Zealand’s rugby team) has adopted the haka and performs it before matches. They are big guys, and if I saw them doing a ...

Winndyyy!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Winndyyy!

A travel blog entry by leox

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... though! having a nice relaxing day tomrow:) enjoy the pics! llots of love Leonie, Harris and Monkey xxxxx Heeeyy, last day in hokitika today! havent done that much to be honest! the town seems to be deserted on satrudays for some reason, not even the ...

Karaoke in Hokitiki, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Karaoke in Hokitiki

A travel blog entry by campet32

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Back on the road and to Hokitiki next port of call. Visited Information Centre and pointed in direction of the Shining Star Motel, a Best Western.   Booked for 2 nights. Accommodation consisted of log cabins, with kitchens and bathrooms. Outside of ...

South Island, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

South Island

A travel blog entry by daveandanna

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West coast gold, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West coast gold

A travel blog entry by foreignx

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... .  The lovely couple who own and run the B&B we are at, are not impressed with the entire event.  Hokitika is a small seaside community with many residents involved in the creative arts for their living so big raucous parties are not exactly ...

Lake Mahinapua - 'poo pub', Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua - 'poo pub'

A travel blog entry by jenandlil

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It was a bit of a rough start to the day as it was pouring down with rain, we were all cold and everyone had a bit of a sore head from the night before. So we really weren't in the mood when our driver forced us off the bus to do an hours walk ...

Rain and sun on the west coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Rain and sun on the west coast

A travel blog entry by bear_in_toronto

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... is the largest town on the west coast, but it was Sunday and everything was pretty deserted.    We then headed into Hokitika, got a campsite and went for a walk along the beach and a bit of the river and back through town.    ...

Pannenkoeken of pancakes, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Pannenkoeken of pancakes

A travel blog entry by kathinka.faas

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... om te bekijken en dat we de hele kustlijn erg mooi vinden. Het is inmiddels 6 uur en we moeten nog een stukje door naar Hokitika. Daar komen we om 8 uur aan en vinden meteen een motel (Aneden motel). We hebben de laatste kamer en zijn tevreden. Weer ...

endless tracks and hoo hoo grubs, Lewis Pass/ Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

endless tracks and hoo hoo grubs

A travel blog entry by suzmyre

... (in fact it was only 4) we arrived back at the car sore but satisfied. It was good, honest!! The next weekend was Hokitika Wild Foods festival, the must attend event on the West Coast. All kinds of things were on offer including 'mountain oysters' ...

Glow Worms Tour by Char, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Glow Worms Tour by Char

A travel blog entry by charlene.quandt

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On Sunday we drove about 30 miles north to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. We really enjoyed seeing these huge rocks jetting out of the ground and layer upon layer the were stacked like pancakes. They also had huge blow holes that during high tide shoot water ...

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