Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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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 ...

West coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West coast

A travel blog entry by stevesmith3

Good drive up the west coast led us to Hokitika, where we stayed ...

Hokitika and the drive from Picton, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika and the drive from Picton

A travel blog entry by chamblet

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... out of the water, was actually pretty cool. I get very annoyed as it is so hard to explain all the things that we see and the photos just don't do things justice. Arriving in Hokitika we put up our tent and froze, the nights are very cold down ...

Les gorges Hokitika et le lac Kaniere, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Les gorges Hokitika et le lac Kaniere

A travel blog entry by kiko59

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... sang. Des morfales, ces petits monstres! Du coup, après un petit déj rapidos à l'interieur du van, on a mis les voiles vers Hokitika. Les gorges de Hokitika sont superbes, magnifiques, étourdissantes par leur beauté. Et non, j'en rajoute pas... les ...

Hokitika 22nd-23rd Oct - Peter, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika 22nd-23rd Oct - Peter

A travel blog entry by priyaandpeter

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... -style traffic measures would not go amiss. I had read in Franz Josef that Hokitika once used to be the most populated town in New Zealand, during the 19th century gold rush. We had initially just planned to just make a stop for lunch but found a lovely ...

Pancake Day, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Pancake Day

A travel blog entry by judes79

Ill skip some stuff. Campsite was full but we found an awsome one in a car park on the sea wall that had power (that was about all) it was exactly like being down St Ouens on the sea wall and plugging in - great. Fantastic meal out then we conked out ...

On the move, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

On the move

A travel blog entry by tarheeltalmid

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... over water” meaning). We got a couple extra for friends and then finished walking around town. There really isn’t much to Hokitika, so by 11:30am we were on our way out of town towards Arthur’s Pass. We arrived there about 1:00 and did ...

薄饼石头, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

薄饼石头

A travel blog entry by zhongwei519

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一大清早离开Nelson, 便向Hokitika开去。 沿途参观了Fly Fox峡谷, ...

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

Westport to Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by nicola.carsons

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We are going down the West Coast of New Zealand which has a diverse series of landscapes. About 40 000 people live down the coast. A short drive from town is Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay where we walked to one of New Zealand's largest seal colonies. ...

Lake Mahinapua- `Tight and Bright`, Mananui, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua- `Tight and Bright`

A travel blog entry by bussi

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Endlich mal wieder gut ausgeschlafen und ausgeruht ging es schliesslich frueh von westport weiter...diesmal mit traumhaften Wetter, das perfekt passte fuer die tollen Scenic Walks, die uns an der Westkueste bevorstanden! Schwer in Worten zu ...

hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

hokitika

A travel blog entry by sunflower11

visited the franz joseph ...

Day 13 Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Day 13 Hokitika

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue

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... rain. Actuality - sunshine all day with occasional cloud! Fantastic! Full breakfast this morning. A rare treat! 18 mile trip to Hokitika Gorge! Well worth it! Crystal clear waters, a rope bridge over it and millions of sandflies. There is a monument ...

New Zealand South Island, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand South Island

A travel blog entry by nathanc99

Sat 8th March Hokitika Wild Foods Festival 2008! People flock from all over the country to this small coastal town to get smashed and taste 'exotic' (think bush tucka trials) foods. We arrived at about 10.30am by 11.30am the majority of the locals were ...

Apr 26, 2011, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Apr 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by jeast

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Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

A travel blog entry by foreignx

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... not be envious of them at all! We went to an oceanfront hotel for dinner.....several people there in their costumes and the party was just really getting going in town as we headed back to our B&B at 9:45...another big night (for them!) in Hokitika! ...

Another Unique Kiwi Experience!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Another Unique Kiwi Experience!

A travel blog entry by sherrig

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... of the trail (some of the Day 4 part). It was wonderful, through old mining/tram trails in the woods, nice and cool, quiet and green!! The Hokitika Sand and Driftwood Festival had just taken place, so neat driftwood "sculptures" on the beach.   ...

update, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

update

A travel blog entry by orphanboy

Tuesday What have we done since last entry?  We left Hanmer and drove back towards Christchurch but skirting the city on our journey to Banks Peninsular, our destination was Akoroa.  Banks Peninsular was formed by volcanic action and the ...

West coast cruising, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West coast cruising

A travel blog entry by lou-and-ian

... the rocks forcing water through a number of blowholes. We passed through Greymouth as there wasn't much there before stopping off in Hokitika. The town is very quaint being based around artsand crafts having quite a bohemian vibe. As the sun set, we sat ...

HuHu Grubs Galore!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

HuHu Grubs Galore!

A travel blog entry by ashlyn-kalies

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... . (I’m sure my stomach wasn’t too happy with me, eating everything all in one day.) But I figured that I’m only in New Zealand studying abroad once…and how cool would it be if I could go back and say I ate all of these crazy things ...

Four seasons in one day, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Four seasons in one day

A travel blog entry by barbaramorse9

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... but it's a gem of a town, full of art and interesting places to eat - we've had 2 of the best meals in New Zealand here in Hokitika. We had a real downpour last night and thought we would have to look for indoor places to visit, but we wake up to glorious ...

Kiwi experience - Poo Pub!, Tainui, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi experience - Poo Pub!

A travel blog entry by fayeandreg

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... been looking forward to this stop as many people had told us about the legendary pub owner, Les, who is the oldest pulican in New Zealand. Unfortunately, Les had recently suffered a heart attack so was in hospital-the guy is like 80 years old! We had a ...

Lake Mahinapua Hotel, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua Hotel

A travel blog entry by markc123

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Night out at Lake Mahinapua Hotel - Beach Party ...

Anything beginning with 'P', Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Anything beginning with 'P'

A travel blog entry by cindy.thompson

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... ones dragging themselves along were so cute. At the lunch stop I grab a pie which has become a staple of my diet since being in New Zealand. Looks like the Brits brought over the best of what we had to offer back in the day! The next stop is to get fancy ...

auf zu den kiwis, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

auf zu den kiwis

A travel blog entry by aileenwerner

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... ich immer arbeiten muss, wenn alle andern ausgehen, aber naja, ich komm dann halt nach. gestern sind jarrad und ich auf nach hokitika, um die kueche fuer sein neues haus auszusuchen :) haben auch was cooles gefunden und dann ging es ab zu den kiwis :) ...

Day 2: Reality Bites, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Day 2: Reality Bites

A travel blog entry by carmarmax

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... the coast the entire ride with mountains glaring at us from the distance. Mom and I just had to stop and laugh sometimes because New Zealand is the only country I've ever been to that melds so many different climate zones together. On our left was a ...

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 ...

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