Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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The 'Poo Pub' - Lake Mahinapua, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

The 'Poo Pub' - Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by ukjenjen

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this wasnt my favourite stop by far, so i wont go into too much detail! it is a unique stop for the kiwi bus, where a 86yr old west coast grumpy man entertains hauds of drunk kiwi bus people each and every night!!!! you dress up, have a steak dinner ...

Crazy Antics, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Crazy Antics

A travel blog entry by fionamary

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This morning we did a lovely 50 minute coastal walk at Cape foulwind and the sun even made an appearance. The scenery, as ever, was beautiful! For lunch we stopped at Punakaiki and saw the pancake rocks and blow-holes which boasted more amazing coastal ...

What a wonderful Day, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

What a wonderful Day

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... eventually left his garden we were loaded up with veg and felt that this was going to be a good day. Off to the town called Hokitika and went to book in on a site called Shining Star which was right on the beach. The beach was a fabulous length of golden ...

Is crispy a vegetable?  Is tasty a cheese?, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Is crispy a vegetable? Is tasty a cheese?

A travel blog entry by seanandjeannie

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Jeannie here.  We've learned a lot of new vocab in NZ.  To pass another car is to "overtake"; to yield is to "give way"; a traffic circle is a "roundabout" and everything is either "brilliant" or "sorted out".  We've been touring around ...

More Pictures, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

More Pictures

A travel blog entry by seanandjeannie

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Sean here:  I put a some pictures up on my google photos section.  Just click here to view them. Other than that, I'm greatly enjoying learning how to drive manual on the wrong side of the road, on gravel roads, going up steep mountains, all ...

The adventure continues!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The adventure continues!

A travel blog entry by paigebink

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... ... Twice washed (long story) and line dried just isn't the same... But free is fantastic! This afternoon we are headed 20min north to Hokitika for the food festival. Hokitika - where to start; it is a town about two square km filled with teens and 20 ...

West Coast, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast

A travel blog entry by nickandmilly

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Detouring past the curious Pancake Rocks, a very odd coastal rock formation, we made our way down the west coast to Franz Josef Glacier and into Glacier Country. This is supposed to be one of the most scenic drives in the South Island but ...

Franz Josef-Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef-Hokitika

A travel blog entry by tom-rw

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Hokitika is a horrible place. To try and give you an image of what it is like, I would describe a slightly more modern, abandoned western town, with boarded up windows, swinging doors and a tumble weed rolling down a deserted street. Right on the west ...

Trip From Christchurch To Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Trip From Christchurch To Hokitika

A travel blog entry by robert11

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... repellent!! but overall was a great little holiday just 3 and a half hours away from where I live now Christchurch, its a beautiful trip through the Arthurs Pass and through The Southern Alps. New Zealand is beautiful and i am proud to call it my Home. ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by davidandclare

Got up and decided Museli was not good enough for us anymore so headed to Hokitika for a McDs breakfast. We didn't take into account McDs don't build restaurants in a town with only 2 people living there, so we had to eat at a geasy spoon. Spent an hour ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by pauleddy

We continued our journey north along the West Coach to Hokitika where there was a great beach. The hostel owner operated a Jade Workshop where you can buy, design, smooth and polish your own jade carvings. We did not participate (Ed is not into Jade) ...

Lake Mahinapua, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by denver_massive

Lake Mahinapua and the 'P party'!  We stayed at a pub run by an 84 year old called Les - brilliant!  Everyone had to dress up in something beginning with P.  So we went as......Power Rangers!!  Ha ha ...

Pounamu, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Pounamu

A travel blog entry by peteandal

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... Westland Goldrush created the need for a crossing over the Southern Alps from Christchurch. Arthur's pass shares the same name as New Zealand's highest altitude settlement which we passed along the way.  Along the way we also saw an injured hawk ...

Pancake rocks, Punakaki, New Zealand travel blog

Pancake rocks

A travel blog entry by es_rossi

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einmal Pfannkuchen bitte... Bilder ...

Sock Excitement, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Sock Excitement

A travel blog entry by haz14

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... of our stay.  The second night we were joined by Carmen and Enke, a pair of German students who have been posted to New Zealand on work experience and were down on the Coast to explore glacier country.  First stop was the beach which is littered ...

udklaedningsfest paa landet, Lake mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

udklaedningsfest paa landet

A travel blog entry by linderslade

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Kristoffer og jeg stillede op som 2 smukke damer til udklaednings fest paa dette hyggelige hotel langt ude paa landet. Vi havde en gruppe i kiwi bussen og der var gang i ...

Continuing down the west coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Continuing down the west coast

A travel blog entry by andy_and_julie

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... expensive Jade golf putters. The factory produced hundreds of ornaments and necklace pendants. We then visited the nearby Hokitika Glass Studio where we watched glass blowers at work making candlestick holders and other ornaments, their favourite ...

Ugly Misfits.. the dangers of the Poo Pub, Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Ugly Misfits.. the dangers of the Poo Pub

A travel blog entry by clareyandnic

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Everytime the Kiwi bus stops at Lake Mahinapua Hostel they have a fancy dress party at the Poo Pub.. the hostel bar..(our hostel was literally in the middle of nowehere,between a lake and a beach, run by the oldest guy in the world, les whgo had a mental ...

The Poo Party, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

The Poo Party

A travel blog entry by tubtub

This night was the legendary Poo party. Its talked about on every Kiwi Bus. Basically you stay at a pub in the middle of no where adn theres a big themed fancy dress night that night. So obviously we stoped that day to get some stuff. Our theme was: ...

Training through the Alps, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Training through the Alps

A travel blog entry by robontour

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... picked up my hire car for the next few days (another Corolla – hooray!). After taking in the sights (there wasn’t too many!) of Greymouth, I headed to Hokitika, about 60km south of Greymouth) and prepared myself for the next day of ice ...

Poo Pub Party, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Poo Pub Party

A travel blog entry by rio2dubai

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On friday we got up and it was still raining! We headed to the seal colony, took a refreshing morning coastal walk (in the rain!) and then drove south down the West coast. We had a luch stop at Punakaiki, where we went to see the pancake rocks and ...

Just a bump in the road!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Just a bump in the road!

A travel blog entry by tomandhayley

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... way to the Southern Alps. During the entire drive I was peering through the windows looking for Mount Cook, the biggest mountain in New Zealand. While I'm pretty sure I did see it, the Alps seem to be rather camera-shy and everytime I saw them they would ...

Jade jade and more jade, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Jade jade and more jade

A travel blog entry by beth

Jade buying Mirror Lake Franz Josef ...

33.5 miles on the milford track, Milford Track, New Zealand travel blog

33.5 miles on the milford track

A travel blog entry by toddnpete

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After watching some travel show which described the Milford Track as the best walk in the world be decided we had to do it. It sure was a fantastic 4 day hike through some pretty arduous conditions. The scenery was amazing, huge waterfalls, raging ...

Spice World!, Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Spice World!

A travel blog entry by melsymo

We started the day with a walk on the Coast if Ill Winds which had a couple of uphill section but was mostly following the coast to see the Fur Seal colony. I had to admit to not seeing a lot of the scenery as I was too busy chatting to Lisa and ...

Motor park, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Motor park

A travel blog entry by figgsofdunmow

For Sale!! only $4,200,000 freehold Lovely beach views. Glowworms in a dell ...

West Coast - I hate crap internet cafes., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast - I hate crap internet cafes.

A travel blog entry by mobymojo

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After the adrenalin of the skydive and a few fairly full on days of kms and action we decided to relax for a while in Wanaka on a nice campsite by another lake... perfect to jump in! Attempted some cruisey mountainbiking around the lake the morning ...

Hokitika: Buses and Boots, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika: Buses and Boots

A travel blog entry by whichwaynow2011

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... you to know, you haven't done anything wrong') took us to another hostel which resembled a youth club. It's worth noting that the New Zealand 'Fush n' Chups' aren't as good as back home! Being given the boot The next day we got off the beaten track by ...

sunset/Sonnenuntergang in Hokatiki, Hokatiki, New Zealand travel blog

sunset/Sonnenuntergang in Hokatiki

A travel blog entry by martha-daniel

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... we were pretty lucky, we later found out that they were in fact another stone called Levrite and that Greenstone is very rare now in New Zealand. That evening we went to the beach to watch the sunset and i have to say I think one or the most beautiful ...

To mount cook and take a poo, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

To mount cook and take a poo

A travel blog entry by kwant

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... lasted just 1.5hrs, then filled our exciting tour schedule with washing and coffee. From hanmer it was a rubbish drive back to Hokitika through heavy rain and awful twisting roads- really appreciated the hot log fire and warm bed at Dave+Heather's! It ...

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