Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hokitika Gorge and Lake Kaniere, Hokitika Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika Gorge and Lake Kaniere

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... the lake. As the water was really clear and the sun shining a bit, I took a refreshing swim. Thinking back about my time in New Zealand, I have managed to swim or shower in a natural body of water at least half of the days I've been here. How awesome is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bushman's Center, Pukekura, New Zealand travel blog

Bushman's Center

A travel blog entry by wanderingblonde

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... 's Centre, a museum, shop and café dedicated to the old, frontier ways of NZ.  Or, as our host said, "New Zealand before the latte-sipping, croissant-sucking Aucklanders took over."  It was mostly about hunting, which horrified the vegetarians ...

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 ...

Ross, The Goldtown., Ross, New Zealand travel blog

Ross, The Goldtown.

A travel blog entry by thomascook

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We drove south through Graymouth after visiting the sea lion sanctuary just outside Graymouth, where a storm crept up on us and we had to take cover behind a lighthouse till it had passed. Then we arrived in Ross in the rain (great more rain) I will just ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by yoli

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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 ...

Mount Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by dunnsage

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Maggi chicked out of driving such a large beast as Kiri but Jerry was getting to grips with her nicely as we negotiated mountain roads to our 1st NZ national park, Mount Cook. NZ is famous for its many great tramps (treks) e.g. Milford, Keppler, ...

Cedar Flats tramp, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Cedar Flats tramp

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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It's Just Like Riding a Bicycle, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

It's Just Like Riding a Bicycle

A travel blog entry by hikrchick

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... ;by 4 streets wide. It was a port on the Tasman Sea during the 1860s Gold Rush, and has now become a center for pounamu, or New Zealand jade (nephrite), which is gathered in the rivers here. There's 2 banks, 3 internet cafes, and about 8 jade shops, where ...

Driving across the country, Hokiaka, New Zealand travel blog

Driving across the country

A travel blog entry by chezgra

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We left our sunny hot National Park and drove down south. The countryside was amazing, very hilly and beautiful meandering streams (windy roads of course). We got to the West coast and decided to go as far as we could so went past Greymouth down to ...

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. ...

The Road (we wish we had!) Not Taken!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The Road (we wish we had!) Not Taken!

A travel blog entry by broc_and_bailey

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... of the water was amazing, really turquoise. It was so peaceful, so we sat on the rocks here for awhile. At the time of writing, we are sitting in picnic area just outside of Hokitika & don't plan on moving for the night. Will keep ye updated! Toodles! ...

Jade Carving and kayak loss!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Jade Carving and kayak loss!

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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... her phone to leave a message for Gary at the campsite. Shortly thereafter her mum came visiting and offered me a lift back to Hokitika and our campsite, where I could reunite with Gary, who had been waiting for me. Gary then told me that he had seen me ...

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