Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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Franz Josef to Reefton via Hokitika and Greymouth, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef to Reefton via Hokitika and Greymouth

A travel blog entry by ilovemozart

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... . So we had our lunch in the van as there were so many sandflies about today and it was a bit cool. Moving on to Hokitika, quite a large town with an interesting clock tower in the centre roundabout and a huge jade shop where they carve the jade which was ...

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 ...

Hokitika the place to be  ??, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika the place to be ??

A travel blog entry by peter_maggie

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... coaster, there really isn't much to tell about the trip here, so I'll let the photo's do the talking. We drove around Hokitika looking for a place to eat tonight, and found everything shut, except a gift store, so we decided to drive around and have a ...

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 ...

Poo pub, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Poo pub

A travel blog entry by dgb_law

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One of the stops for the Kiwi Experience is the Poo pub this world renowned pub always has a theme which kiwi experience guys and girls should dress as. Ours was the letter P. I decided (not sure why) that Porn Star (not sure anybody at work should be ...

Happy Birthday to ME!!, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Birthday to ME!!

A travel blog entry by nikki-donna

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Today was very surreal. I woke up to a rendition of Happy Birthday Tea and Muffins in Bed, I opened my card from Debbie and the Rainsford Lane gang (Thank you guys!!). Nikki got me a necklace and earing set made out of local Paua shell (it's lovely - ...

the promised day, Ross, New Zealand travel blog

the promised day

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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Soon ...

The Mad Kiwi, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The Mad Kiwi

A travel blog entry by wardonkey

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Thought we'd come to Hoki to see the famous Jade centre of NZ. As many places, had very few population, one of which was Gordon the Mad Kiwi, our hostelier!! Him aside, the beach was nice, the food great, and we left pretty much straight away. ...

much adventure, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

much adventure

A travel blog entry by ed_and_yvette

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... but also that we didn't have to go on a day-long trek to reach this part of the glacier. After Fox we drove on to Hokitika to spend the night and have a look at the glow-worm dell conveniently located just over the road from our holiday park. This ...

Another stop on South Island, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Another stop on South Island

A travel blog entry by chrisloeffler

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Hokitika ist ein ursprünglich nicht vorgesehener Halt auf unserem Reiseplan. Wir hielten in diesem - ebenfalls sehr kleinen und ausgestorbenen - Kaff für eine Nacht, aufgrund der Empfehlung eines anderen Neuseeland-Reisenden den wir einige Tage ...

Gorging on Hokitika..., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Gorging on Hokitika...

A travel blog entry by wolftrails

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Hokitika is known for two things, greenstone (jade) and the Hokitika gorge. Wanting to check out both of these, we started our day with a drive to the gorge. We opted for the scenic route around a local lake, which turned out to be a gravel road (only ...

West Coast, Manipuie, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast

A travel blog entry by auntie_bev

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We left Westport to start heading down the very scenic west coast. During the entire drive, you are heading down the coast line of the Tasman Sea with the Southern Alps directly on your left. The first stop was an ocean overlook and a seal colony. We ...

Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by mollyandrob

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I haven't yet vocalised my dislike for the Kiwi Experience Bus. Granted, we should have realised before booking it that it is a "party bus," and thus drinks deals and opportunities for "hooking up," are thrust in our faces 24/7. There is the exception of ...

The infamous Poo Party, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

The infamous Poo Party

A travel blog entry by strawberryk

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Leaving Westport we stopped along the way for an hours walk on a trail by the ocean and the end we had a short break for something to eat and catch up on the gossip from the previous night, and oh lord was their a lot of it!! The destination for the ...

Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by matt-lewis

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I enjoyed the early walk at Cape Foulwind.  Then I started wishing I'd travelled independently in New Zealand, not with Kiwi Experience.  I was still feeling quite rough, and the busy bus didn't help.  It really annoyed me that we were ...

Latest update from our NZ roadtrip, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Latest update from our NZ roadtrip

A travel blog entry by comfortsontour

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... half expecting another cancellation... but the bus arrived and everything was back on! Wahooo!! It's difficult to talk about New Zealand and the countryside, and mountain scenery here without over-using using the words "stunning", "amazing", beautiful", ...

Westport to Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Westport to Hokitika

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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... . It is a pretty coastline with rocky cliffs and an opportunity to watch seals resting and frolicking in the rocks below. Here in New Zealand, they call their hiking trail a "track". Walking on the tracks through the "bush" allows us to discover new NZ ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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... rain stops, so we venture out to the nearby Lake Kaniere. Clouds hang low over the hills surrounding the lake. We also visit the Hokitika Gorge Swinging Bridge. After dark, we take a trip a short distance down the road to the Glow Worm Dell. It is amazing ...

Wild Foods Festival, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Wild Foods Festival

A travel blog entry by allyandkirsten

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We got the 6 am TransAlpine train across the Southern Alps to Hokitika's annual food festival. The train journey was awesome and then we ate all sorts of weird food, including possum pie and ...

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 ...

Poo Party, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Poo Party

A travel blog entry by theworldtrip

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Much like River Valley, we stopped overnight here in order to break up our travels. Just South of Greymouth we stopped in a hotel which is reserved especially for Kiwi buses 5 nights a week and, as such, is the perfect location for a fancy dress party. ...

To the Poo Pub!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

To the Poo Pub!

A travel blog entry by lawsy

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... plug sockets in the building. 3 and a half hours it took her to get ready for work. She was clearly late. Anyway, I closed my New Zealand bank account this morning as figured I wouldn't be needing it in two weeks when I leave the country. Turns out I ...

New Zealand, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by christine-colly

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poo pub, lake mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

poo pub

A travel blog entry by holz_g

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Back on the road..., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Back on the road...

A travel blog entry by lawsy

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... took one for the team! We then walked to the beach to watch the sun set. The first real sunset I have seen since being in New Zealand. Without sounding to cheesy, it was exactly how I imagined it to be. We were served roast pork this evening with all the ...

Ragged and rough, West Coast, New Zealand travel blog

Ragged and rough

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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Where all the weather from the Tasman Sea ...

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