Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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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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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. ...

no entry in this one, Near Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

no entry in this one

A travel blog entry by paulleck1975

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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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

Hello again. From Franz Joseph we drove north to a cool town with an even cooler name, Hokitika. We got very comfortable there and due to a combination of things (nice laid-back town with a nice beach, nice van park with good facilities and nice sunny ...

Poo party, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Poo party

A travel blog entry by tom.steibelt

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... in the world apparently! Along the way we stopped at Cape Foulwind for a seal colony and to visit the most westerly point of New Zealand. We've now done the most northly point, the centre and the most western point! The seals were really funny when we ...

busy busy busy, Lincoln, Hanmer, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

busy busy busy

A travel blog entry by kscypher

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... she purrrs like a kitten. ok, maybe more like a lion, but still, she gets the job done! The wild foods festical in hokitika was so much fun. i tried so much carzy stuff. possum pie- ew. woohoo worms, slimy. someone was chopping the wood and pulling ...

South Island, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

South Island

A travel blog entry by andyandsue

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... , HariHari, Greymouth, Westport, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Murchison, Orari, Christchurch again. Wellington is the most scenic city in New Zealand (comparable to Sydney - even better). We spent a whole day in the Te Papa museum learning about the Kiwi ...

Driving to Hokitika via Hanmer Springs, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Driving to Hokitika via Hanmer Springs

A travel blog entry by vblowry2000

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... took us all day to get to Hokitika - we reached there about 6pm (we'd set off at 7am). There's not really much to Hokitika although it's the best tourist information office we've been in.  The lady in there found us options for campsites, told us ...

Hokitika - beautiful Hoki!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika - beautiful Hoki!

A travel blog entry by ukjenjen

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this backpackers was above a jade factory, pretty cool! this is the only place in new zealand where they naturally find jade (greenstone - ponamu) so there were about 15 different galleries here all selling the jade carving pendants! pretty cool, but very ...

Another long day in the car, Franz Joseph, New Zealand travel blog

Another long day in the car

A travel blog entry by steveod

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I am so sick of getting up early. Its a killer and this morningt there wasn't even anything that exciting to get up for. After our bowl of cheerios we headed up to the Franz Joseph glacier to have a look. What can I say, its a glacier, just lots of ice ...

Reefton to Goldsborough (near Hokitika), Goldsborough, New Zealand travel blog

Reefton to Goldsborough (near Hokitika)

A travel blog entry by gemma_doogal

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... With time ticking on a short winter day we drove on to Greymouth where we bought supplies before arriving 14km north of Hokitika, where we stayed in a DOC campsite. The coastline on this section of the drive was stunning. The campsite was at ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... to pick up some ‘coldies’ and rethink our destination.  A few kilometres further was the largest town in the area, Hokitika. After finding a place to stay, we walked to the pub, on ‘annual race day’. Needless to say, it ...

An Unbelievable Dolphin Encounter & More!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

An Unbelievable Dolphin Encounter & More!

A travel blog entry by shannond

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... a new car in Picton and headed down the east coast to Kaikoura. On the way, we picked up two girl hitchhikers who were from New Zealand and had just been to a waterfall that had seals playing under it. So we dropped them off not far from where we picked ...

Lost Bags, Earthquakes And Tsunamis, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Lost Bags, Earthquakes And Tsunamis

A travel blog entry by sbarnett

... to boot! Wonderful! Looking out of the window though, there was no evidence of panic - quite the opposite really. Christchurch is New Zealand's 2nd largest city but in UK terms it's a tiny, sleepy town and for most residents it was a normal Sunday ...

Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Franz Josef Glacier

A travel blog entry by nickandmilly

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                  We arrived back in the town of Franz Josef Glacier in the afternoon to much better weather than on our last visit and wasted no time in booking in for a "Heli-Hike" up to ...

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