Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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The Poo Party,  Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

The Poo Party

A travel blog entry by matalelee2

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Before you judge me on the title of this blog, please be aware that the day's end destination is Lake Mahinapua and with it a party at a pub afectionately referred to as the Poo Pub. This place has reputation for seedy fancy dress parties, as so I would ...

Up the west coast to Hoki, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Up the west coast to Hoki

A travel blog entry by chrissie.yeates

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... that we didn't venture far from the car. Maybe next time... We eventually reached our destination at Birdsong Backpackers in Hokitika around 5.30pm. Hokitika is a cool little town with a colourful past. At the height of the gold rushes in the 1860s it ...

Poo Party and that, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Poo Party and that

A travel blog entry by paullawson9

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... but effective. He gave the role an added bit of panache by saying 'I rest my case' everytime he sat down, my Mum would be proud of that one. The alcohol was a lot cheaper than most of New Zealand and it was a great way to get to know the group ...

Punakaiki, Punakaki, New Zealand travel blog

Punakaiki

A travel blog entry by annejulien

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The drive southwards along the west coast is fab - I'll let the pictures do the ...

Comment pourir une chambre d'hôtel pour les nuls?, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Comment pourir une chambre d'hôtel pour les nuls?

A travel blog entry by mode-kiwi-2012

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... et nous sommes obligés de mettre pied à terre dans les descentes! Un comble! Nous ne tardons pas à arriver en ville. Hokitika, c'est pas bien grand. Nous qui rêvions d'un grand macdo pour nous réchauffer et manger quelque chose en profitant ...

West coast drive, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West coast drive

A travel blog entry by gemima

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... of pancakes!!!!!).  We saw all of Greymouth (which didn't take long but it was a nice town) and then carried on until Hokitika.  This was the tiniest town ever!!!!!  We tried to watch the sun set but got engrossed with washing because we ...

Icy blue waters, Hokitika Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

Icy blue waters

A travel blog entry by fra_roz

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... outside. --------------- Nous avons conduit sur la cote Ouest a partir de Greymouth et nous sommes arretes a Pancake Rocks avant d'arriver a Hokitika Gorge. Nous sommes passes par un pont de fous dans ce coin-la: les voitures et les trains se partagent ...

A stop-off at the 'Poo' Pub, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

A stop-off at the 'Poo' Pub

A travel blog entry by mattcannon

... 'the girls' who were going to purchase what we all needed... They headed off to the '$2 or $5' shop which I suppose is New Zealand's answer to the pound-shop and busied themselves purchasing the necessary provisions. We arrived at what was a very rural ...

More beautiful sights, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

More beautiful sights

A travel blog entry by royandclaudia

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... pancake rocks along shores of crashing waves and we arrived in Hokitika, the arts and crafts capital of the country. As we approached Hokitika, we got our first glimpse of the Southern Alps in the hazy distance - some snow on those mountain tops! After we ...

last day on west coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

last day on west coast

A travel blog entry by leon323

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... hikes and different birds than seen elsewhere, including duck species, yet unidentified. Next was a long, but signposted road to the Hokitika Gorge. This is not as spectacular as the Buller Gorge, which will be seen today enroute to Murchison, but the ...

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.   ...

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