Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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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 ...

1/4 the way around, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

1/4 the way around

A travel blog entry by mkm4

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   The last two days we went from Nelson to Westport to Haikoita and today is 9/29. The weather has been raininy. With horrible downpours. It woke us up last night. They call them " getting hosed". Lots of fog because this is the rainy season ...

Westport to Mahinapua (Poo Pub),  Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Westport to Mahinapua (Poo Pub)

A travel blog entry by ianstravels

Blog will be written on my return to England, trying to enjoy the last few weeks of fun in Australia, rather than spending it on the computer ...

Day 228: Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Day 228: Hokitika

A travel blog entry by danielandai

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... at the hostel but there was no shop open at this time.  Hokitika has got a reasonable amount of tourists for a small town in New Zealand, but still it is a small town… at 9pm, the only place we could find was an Indian restaurant.  It was ...

Hokitika, I shall return, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika, I shall return

A travel blog entry by leon323

Hokitika means to come again in Maori. It is among my fav places in NZ. It really was discovered by a man named heapy some 170 years ago. Within 20 years there was some much gold found in the region, from Greymouth to the north to Ross to the south, that ...

Sunrise over the Tasman, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Sunrise over the Tasman

A travel blog entry by jh8812

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A quick peek outside to see the sunlight creeping out over the Tasman Sea before the drive through the Alps into Christchurch...should hit 1,000km on the trip during this part of the drive. ...

Confined to the environs of Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Confined to the environs of Hokitika

A travel blog entry by chrisandcarol

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... following a night of heavy rain, the trip up to Arthur's pass was out. We decided to see the local sights and started with Hokitika Gorge and swing bridge. We spent an hour walking here before moving on to the Mananui Bush walk to the beach and a further ...

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