Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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The New Zealand West Coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The New Zealand West Coast

A travel blog entry by baron_family

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The drive over from Christchurch was spectacular.  We found this little beach town.  It was late Saturday afternoon and most shops were already closed.  We found a nice little cafe for snack and coffee.  Katrhyn and I walked on the ...

Lake Mahinapua, Lake mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by ishiller

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Arts & Crafts, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Arts & Crafts

A travel blog entry by tem

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... cave. I told my friends very excited about my bone carving so we were very keen on going to a jade carving workshop. In Hokitika we found "Bonz n Stonz" where we ended up doing jade carving. After we finished our art we baptised our work, celebrated our ...

Petite session orpaillage a Ross, Ross, New Zealand travel blog

Petite session orpaillage a Ross

A travel blog entry by soulraziel

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l'on continu tjrs sur la west coast  , direction Ross , une petit ville perdu , ou etait installé une importante mine d'or , ojourdhui , il y a encore une grosse activité orifere dans la ville , et  il y a aussi une petite riviere ou l'on ...

First video attempt. Hope it works., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

First video attempt. Hope it works.

A travel blog entry by mansfield13

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 Driving here is Formula One with smaller lanes and torrential rains. ...

ohhhhhhhh, Lake Mahinaka, New Zealand travel blog

ohhhhhhhh

A travel blog entry by craig-and-ann

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scary stop off on kiwi bus... on some crazy man's place... we had to dress up as something our 1st name begins with... Alco=ann Clown=craig Junkie=Jonathan we drank... partied and slept in nasty ...

12/05/2010 Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

12/05/2010 Hokitika

A travel blog entry by vanzyl101

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... cake where I discovered biltong and bought 3 packs, to start off with. Things are looking good already! Stopped in the town Hokitika and stayed in a backpackers called Birdsong. Very nice with a big fire place. Met a German girl and went for something ...

Opět na cestách, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Opět na cestách

A travel blog entry by epcim

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Hola Hola, tam Adrika a Petr. Pridavame par fotek z poslednich dvou tydnu. Chch-Blenheim-NelsonLakes-Wesport-Karamea-Hokitika. Vic komentare snad ani neni treba, vidite sami :-D. Jak bude cas poslem neco vic. Pa Pa APe ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by blondietaff

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Somewhere to lay our head for the night. Had a fish and chip supper on ther beach.and watched the sunset on the ...

A bit of bad taste, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

A bit of bad taste

A travel blog entry by gibbontravels

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... dress party! Our accommodation this evening was at the famous Lake Mahinapua Hotel, where our host for the evening was Les Lisle, New Zealand's oldest publican. Les is a legend.  Says exactly what he thinks and doesn't take any nonsense, quite a ...

Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by helenandadam

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Another long drive but some of my favourite stops along the way. We did a walk around Cape Foulwind to see the Tauranga Bay seal colony. The sea was seriously rough but they were loving it! We also did another walk around the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and ...

Fox Glacier and Haast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier and Haast

A travel blog entry by chrisandcarol

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Moving on today so up at 6.30 and off for 8.00. As we travelled down to Franz Joseph the rising sun was breaking through the mountain passes and under the clouds. Very pretty. Viv and Carol booked into the round Mt. Cook and both glaciers flight. They ...

Day 62, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Day 62

A travel blog entry by globetrotters09

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... town. I’d tried phoning Spaceships to check everything was OK but mobile wouldn’t work.  First up, we went back to New World to buy some sweets to give to Lisa at the i-Place. After a lot of deliberation, we finally agreed on some ...

Pancake rocks x2, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Pancake rocks x2

A travel blog entry by steffielou

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... the holes in the cliff creating spouts of water here and there, cool as. Hartley booked herself in for some bone-carving at Hokitika for the next day so we set off the look for somewhere to camp close by. We found somewhere near Lake Mahinapua that had ...

Beaches, Lakes, Snowcapped Mountains, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Beaches, Lakes, Snowcapped Mountains

A travel blog entry by taffyscouse

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Day 101 Thursday 13 April 2006 We travel from Westport to a deserted lake near the beach called Mahinapua. Again, we stop along the way to view more amazing scenery such as the pancakes and blowholes which are limestone eroded by the Tasman ...

Across the Southern Alps, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Across the Southern Alps

A travel blog entry by chrisandcarol

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We departed early and had only travelled about five miles down the coast when Viv shouted "Dolphins!" We just had to pull in, there were hundreds of them in a very large pod travelling south along the coast quite close to shore. These were unlike the ...

The coolest little town, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The coolest little town

A travel blog entry by isabellandsteve

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... noises that are suppose to be words. We decided to explore Hokitika after breakfast. It's such an awesome unique looking little town. Hokitika had no only a massive gold rush but also was rich in Pounamu (green stone). We went to the Jade Factory shop ...

Bone Carving, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Bone Carving

A travel blog entry by nzexperience

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... hle Richtung Auto verlassen. Beide mit einem neuen, selbstgemachten Souvenier aus Neuseeland. Wir sind an diesen Nachmittag noch bis Hokitika gefahren, ein wirklich niedliches Küstenörtchen an der Westküste mit einem schönen Zentrum ...

Poo Party, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Poo Party

A travel blog entry by charles.roarty

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... to one of New Zealand's largest seal colonies. There were plenty of seals lazing about on the rocks here. This is also New Zealand's closest point to Australia. Our Kiwi experience book says we can smell the kangaroos in Australia from here but I'm ...

Jan 14, 2010, Ruatapu, New Zealand travel blog

Jan 14, 2010

A travel blog entry by sir_carlsberg

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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, ...

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 ...

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