Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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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 ...

Arthur's Pass and Hokitika beach surf, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Arthur's Pass and Hokitika beach surf

A travel blog entry by themiddleroute

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Beautiful day here with bright sunshine, blue skies and a few clouds. There is one pass from east to west in this part of South Island, it's called Arthur and it links Christchurch to Greymouth.  The pass is shared by a spectacular road and a ...

Pukekura road kill grill, Pukekura, New Zealand travel blog

Pukekura road kill grill

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... Strangely enough we found we didn't have much of an appetite (although all the meat used in Pukekura products meet New Zealand food standards, are trademarked and distributed throughout the island, and eating them helps the environment as possums are ...

A secret little gem., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

A secret little gem.

A travel blog entry by lilyloves

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The grown-up wasn't sure what to expect when she landed in Hokitika, but she said that it was a secret hidden gem! I'm not really sure what that means, but it sounds nice. The sun was shining and after having a little stroll around the tiny town, tucked ...

Hokitika and Greymouth, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika and Greymouth

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

Not v interesting entry really for today, mainly driving north towards nelson via a couple of places on the west coast called Hokitika and Greymouth.  At Hokitika we stopped in the town to have a gander at all the jade and opal shops as the area is ...

Wild Food Festival, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Wild Food Festival

A travel blog entry by marcmsm

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... so we all got fish and chips down the town and took a look around and hit the beach for the views and the sunset. Hokitika is a small clean town and has a backdrop of several snow peaked mountains so its quite stunning. We made out way through a few ...

Wonaka, Wonaka, New Zealand travel blog

Wonaka

A travel blog entry by rtwryan

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I stayed in Wonaka for the past few days just trying to soak some New Zealand culture, and some serious sun. I was offered a chance to try wake boarding so I jumped on it. The deal was that for $250 the boat would take us out for 2 1/2 hours, so if more ...

Day two and I can still feel all four cheeks, Hokitika to Hari Hari, New Zealand travel blog

Day two and I can still feel all four cheeks

A travel blog entry by sheppard

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Day two started in Hokitika. I left at about 8am and six and a half hours finished in Hari Hari, about 80k later. The cycling this time was harder - more hills (well they felt like hills to me - probably more of a 'slope' in the car!) and more drizzle ...

Een oude kerk en een wraakzuchtige kalkoen, Ross, New Zealand travel blog

Een oude kerk en een wraakzuchtige kalkoen

A travel blog entry by cb_goes_again

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... een 2e (meer serieuze) plaag: Possums. Deze beestjes (die er eigenlijk errug schattig uitzien), zijn vanuit Australie naar New Zealand overgebracht en hebben daarom dus geen natuurlijke vijanden. Er zijn nu onderhand 17 miljoen possums die alles eten wat ...

West Coast Drive, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast Drive

A travel blog entry by negar

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... long the heavens had opened again and we were back in the van. That evening's stopping point was the small town of Hokitika. Before setting down at a campsite we took a picturesque drive to the Hokitika Gorge. We had read about it's serene turquoise ...

Hoki Kokey, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hoki Kokey

A travel blog entry by kwant

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... walk through jungle, grassland, bush and beach and more of the unspoilt beauty which was becoming something of a regular sight in New Zealand. One thing that really struck us was how clean and unspoilt everything seems to be. There is a small ...

West Coast, Lakes and Mountains, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast, Lakes and Mountains

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau

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... got brighter and brighter. The pancake rocks at Punakaika were great, complete with a blow hole! Then we discovered the Blue Gorge near Hokitika and a lovely DOC campsite on Lake Mahinapua just down the road. As I write this a week later on, I suspect you ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by sherwoodforest

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We made several stops on the way from Greymouth down to Hokitika, all good.  Hokitika itself is a very small town, 85% jade/trinket shops, 15% pubs.  Nice camper park right on the ...

Westport and Cape Foulwind, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Westport and Cape Foulwind

A travel blog entry by themiddleroute

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... Westport except very good egg, bacon,tomato and mushrooms.  Cape Foulwind has a lively seal colony. Very sorry to be leaving Hokitika, nice small town with good craft shops and asuper beach of very hot black sand. Great fun watching the 1600 milk ...

Fossicking Frolics., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Fossicking Frolics.

A travel blog entry by ellajay

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... we'll have the photos up asap! We just escaped the rain and had chips n gravy before jumping back on the bus to Hokitika. It was stormy with pink sheet lightning and the infuriating bus driver commentary made Nay quite cranky. We explored some of the ...

Oh hoki hoki tika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Oh hoki hoki tika

A travel blog entry by aldo80

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... with them for a while and then headed back to watch some corny horror film on the telly. In the morning we had a wander about hokitika shops where there wasn't much going on, so we headed into a place called Eco Land. It was just like an aquarium but ...

Twenty-one reasons to eat wild food., Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Twenty-one reasons to eat wild food.

A travel blog entry by mudpuppy3d

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... tendency to want to vomit. Aside from the Festival itself, it was wonderful to get outside Dunedin and see other parts of New Zealand. I started a bonfire for everyone on the beach Saturday night, which was awesome (and one of over 50; definitely a ...

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A travel blog entry by tom-rw

The most exiting thing that happened today was getting free ketchup with our nuggets and chips for lunch. We did go and see glow worms in the evening but the previous point does still ...

Poo Pub, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Poo Pub

A travel blog entry by tomcaesar

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We left Westport at around 9am. A lie in. Our next stop was to be Lake Mahinapua. But on the way we had a few stops that we had to make. The first was at Cape Foulwind (interesting name) and Tauranga Bay. We went for an hour long walk around the bay ...

Fox and Franz Joseph, Fox and Franz Joseph, New Zealand travel blog

Fox and Franz Joseph

A travel blog entry by dunnsage

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We walked up to the snout of Fox glacier early next morning. For most people the site would be amazing but we saw more fantastic glaciers in Pakistan in far more dramatic settings so we were a bit disappointed. We then headed to Franz Joseph. The ...

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