Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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grey sand, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

grey sand

A travel blog entry by juandstu

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... strange evening for tv, we have just been watching a documentary about a guy that tried to cross the Tasman ocean from Tasmania to New Zealand in a kayak, he got to about 80km from the coast of the south island which took several weeks and then he somehow ...

Day 44 - Okarito to Hokitika (80 miles), Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Day 44 - Okarito to Hokitika (80 miles)

A travel blog entry by dewdsontour

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... the cemetery and many of the deceased were natives of Ireland or England. Finally we went to look at the Empire Hotel which I am sure could tell many a baldy tale! We checked into the campsite in Hokitika and had the now, traditional, arrival cup of ...

Good Friday and Cyclone Ita!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Good Friday and Cyclone Ita!

A travel blog entry by creneafly1on

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... Texas standards. We didn't find out until a few days later that this was actually damage from Cyclone Ita! Traveling on to Hokitika Gorge, we hiked a trail there to see the gorgeous aqua marine colored water.  It is so neat to see that color of ...

Westcoast (en foto's horend bij vorige post), Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Westcoast (en foto's horend bij vorige post)

A travel blog entry by maanie

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... en de Charming Creek walk die we gisteren (zaterdag 11 januari) hebben gelopen. Vandaag hebben we onderweg van Westport naar Hokitika een aantal stops gemaakt. Als eerste zijn we gestopt bij de zeehonden kolonie van Westport. De kolonie wordt bedreigd, ...

Day 12 Hokitika., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Day 12 Hokitika.

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue

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Raining steadily this morning! In the middle of a cloud! We might as well move on to Hokitika. Disappointed a little with Franz Josef although it was all down to the weather and we have been lucky to have enjoyed great weather so far. Should not be too ...

West Coast, West Coast, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast

A travel blog entry by sarahstravels

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... and soy sauce) and spent the evening in the van struggling to believe that we were so close to the end of our time in New Zealand! On Thursday morning we woke up feeling surprisingly energetic ( maybe cos we didn’t have any need for an alarm and ...

Seals and flapjacks, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Seals and flapjacks

A travel blog entry by furedi

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... that was essentially a shelf sticking out over the sea with waves continually chewing away at the foundation. We finally arrived at Hokitika at 8pm and checked into our B&B (Teichelmann’s) tucked into a quiet street just minutes from the beach ...

Cool Little Town! Really?, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Cool Little Town! Really?

A travel blog entry by danandrach

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Well the morning came and we still weren't bothered about the glacier so decided to continue up north. I found a brochure on Hokitika in the car that I had picked up at the beginning of the trip along with dozens of others that we hadn't really even ...

South Island - Arthur's Pass & West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

South Island - Arthur's Pass & West Coast

A travel blog entry by livetheworld

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There are only a couple of ways to cross from East to West, and we saved the most beautiful way (Arthur's Pass) to begin our trip with Dora & Yiannis. Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse again and we had freezing temperatures and rain ...

Kiwi and eels, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi and eels

A travel blog entry by shobden

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Ugh! I got all wet in the night and pesky bugs kept nibbling at me. Just as well we got going early this morning and, after a brief sojourn in Greymouth where P & S found a great café (guided by Lonely Planet)with virtually free Wi-Fi , we ...

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 ...

Westcoast - Day 1, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Westcoast - Day 1

A travel blog entry by annagoesnz

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... Pfannkuchen, eine wirklich wunderschöne Atmosphäre. Übernachtet haben wir dann wieder in unserem Van in der Nähe von Hokitika auf einem DOC (Department of Conservation) Campground. Diese Plätze finden sich im ganzen Land verteilt und bieten zumeist ...

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 ...

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