Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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The Glaciers, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

The Glaciers

A travel blog entry by kianlun_irene

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Though the drive from Queenstown was long, it was a pleasant and enjoyable one because of the contrasting beauty of unique landscapes, from green pastures and to looming mountains, the southern coastline and of course, the mighty west coast ...

Just an average road side rest stop, Lake mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Just an average road side rest stop

A travel blog entry by presto

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haeding towards the glacier country, we saw a little sign for a rest stop area, just off of the main highway. We took the opportunity to take a break, and followed the small track, to the car park, just beyond which was the sights iive attached. Was so ...

Heading down the west-siiiiiide, Westport to Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Heading down the west-siiiiiide

A travel blog entry by mattoliver

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... i was there, nothing going on. The backpackers place was hilarious with all 3 of us staying there. A lifeless hostel. Hokitika would have probably been nicer had it been sunny and busier. The backdrop of mountains was pretty wicked though. Spent ...

A quick reunion before Christmas, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

A quick reunion before Christmas

A travel blog entry by mikeandgem

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Aunty Anne, my dad’s oldest sister, another relative I haven’t seen for about 14 years, and another extremely warm welcome and comfy bed. I’ve found it hard to believe how warmly we’ve been welcomed by all the long lost relatives. ...

Westport Beach-->Punakaiki-->Mahinapua, Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Westport Beach-->Punakaiki-->Mahinapua

A travel blog entry by shilts

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After the long cycle ride, I was glad to return back to the hostel to find the next days bus had arrived. I managed 3 days on a small bus - but decided to catch the next one as I missed all the friends that I had made on this bus. first headed to the ...

Lake Mahinapua 22nd March 2009, Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Mahinapua 22nd March 2009

A travel blog entry by dlz

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... Alps. After a short drive from the town we arrive in Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay where we walked one of New Zealand's largest seal colonies. This is also New Zealand's closest point to Australia - we could almost smell the kangaroos. We ...

Wild West, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Wild West

A travel blog entry by fruss

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... the night. I will rejoin the bus tomorrow at Franz Josef where a full day glacial hike will be the order of the day. Hokitika is certainly a cool little spot, great views on the southern alps just outside the town. Took a quick bush walk and will check ...

Wild West, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Wild West

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy2

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... the night. I will rejoin the bus tomorrow at Franz Josef where a full day glacial hike will be the order of the day. Hokitika is certainly a cool little spot, great views on the southern alps just outside the town. Took a quick bush walk and will check ...

West Coast Adventures, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

West Coast Adventures

A travel blog entry by mikeandgem

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... Mice'). On the other clearer days we were able to visit the Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki (rocks that resemble stacks of pancakes), Hokitika Gorge and the nearby Dorothy Falls, Fox Glacier, Lake Mattheson, not to mention the scenery that passed as we drove ...

Water, Jade and Irredescent Insects:  Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Water, Jade and Irredescent Insects: Hokitika

A travel blog entry by koala

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... all of their rather amazing collection of paraphenelia. After all this fun I was a tad regretful about getting out at Hokitika but a hostel reservation is a hostel reservation and Tony was kind enough to drop us off at ours. Now although this hostel ...

Rain Spoils Play!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Rain Spoils Play!

A travel blog entry by dawnandsue

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... relief we found that Cassie had made a friend - a NZ Kea - who was merrily trying to bite his way in. After the walk we drove on over much nicer mountain passes - and finally arrived in Hokitika - the biggest town we have seen so far since Christchurch. ...

Streckenrekord mangels sinnvoller Alternativen, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Streckenrekord mangels sinnvoller Alternativen

A travel blog entry by katja77

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... und Beweglichkeitsübungen waren also gefragt. Als ich nach gut neun Stunden Fahrt im strömenden Regen endlich in Hokitika angekommen bin, sah ich gleich ein Backpacker. Also sofort darauf zugesteuert und gedacht, reine Formsache, in 10 Minuten ...

Greenstones, green water, and whitebait, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Greenstones, green water, and whitebait

A travel blog entry by berberg

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Today we headed out to the western coast of New Zealand from Christchurch to a small town called Hokitika. We took one of the few east/west routes, through Arthur's Pass.  This mountain pass goes through Arthurs Pass National Park, with what is ...

The Poo Pub, Mahinapua, New Zealand travel blog

The Poo Pub

A travel blog entry by blanchardbfg

... their separate ways. After marvelling at the size and range of the Warehouse, and buying some goon from Countdown (the New Zealand name for Woolworths), we were back on the coach, and out towards our overnight stop. As its official title escapes ...

Uncle Les and Fancy Dress, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Uncle Les and Fancy Dress

A travel blog entry by stephanie813

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... state highway 6, which is rated in the 10 ten drives in the world. Our first stop is Cape Foulwind, a pleasant walk, with New Zealand's largest seal colony. You can also sniff the Kangaroos as this is the New Zealand's most westerly point, and so closest ...

the westcoast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

the westcoast

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka

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... stay for one night. without any special plans we had only one planned stop and the rest would only be as it comes. fortunately new zealand is just made for people like us because it has signs posted everywhere so you don't really need a map or anything ...

It's a long way from being dry.., Trip to Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

It's a long way from being dry..

A travel blog entry by simona

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... was great. Last stop was in Hokitika where we set up camp (in the rain yuk). We also took a drive to see the nearby Hokitika Gorge, apparently when it isn't murky and wet and muddy, it is a gorgeous turquoise blue..do I sound bitter? Sorry but I drove ...

Wild West, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Wild West

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy1

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... the night. I will rejoin the bus tomorrow at Franz Josef where a full day glacial hike will be the order of the day. Hokitika is certainly a cool little spot, great views on the southern alps just outside the town. Took a quick bush walk and will check ...

The West Coast and Blowholes!!!!, The West Coast, New Zealand travel blog

The West Coast and Blowholes!!!!

A travel blog entry by emmaw

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... spectacular. We continued until we reached Moteuka, which is at the entrance to Abel Tasman National Park. Of course the first stop in the new town was the pub, but not just one, we went to three and then back to the first where we took part in Toss the ...

Going through Goldsborough, Goldsborough, New Zealand travel blog

Going through Goldsborough

A travel blog entry by greatbigsummer2

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... ) it was peaceful. Oh well they only bothered us when the food was out and as one of our favourite birds, we forgive them.   From here we head to Hokitika, accommodation is all booked so should be smooth sailing     ...

Hokitikakakakakaaka, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitikakakakakaaka

A travel blog entry by alex.wauman

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Vandaag van Greymouth naar Hokitika gereden en daar weeral eens de belangerijkse/mooiste dingen bezocht. Niet veel zin om te typen dus vooral wat foto`s ! Morgen richting de gletsjers voor 2 ...

Oh, But There's More!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Oh, But There's More!

A travel blog entry by orianapacker

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... on the glacier and then going to the glacial hot pools, my mom and I didn't pass out as expected once we arrived in Hokitika.  Exhausted, we instead walked down to Sunset Point and snacked on crackers as we watched the sun go down, covering the ...

Icicle queen, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, New Zealand travel blog

Icicle queen

A travel blog entry by simona

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We drove to Franz Josef glacier and then walked up to it. In comparison with El Calafate it was left a little sad. Perhaps we were seeing it in its most unfortunate light, it was pouring with rain and cloudy. Nonetheless in itself it was quite impressive ...

The coastal road from Westport to Hokitika......, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

The coastal road from Westport to Hokitika......

A travel blog entry by rob-heulwen

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... to be our stop over for tonight but having talked to some people we met during the day they all suggested to move further down to Hokitika. So here we are at the Shining Star holiday camp! A nice 20 min stroll along the beach, watching the sunset took us ...

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

Franz Joseph and Fox Glaziers

A travel blog entry by eoinmccarthy

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... off so got the bus the 25kms down to Fox Glazier and checked in the Ivory towers Hostel. There was lots more things to do in New Zealand but I was sick and tried of rushing and decided to chill out and rest here for a few days and enjoy the ...

Westland coast, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Westland coast

A travel blog entry by esteban

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After leaving James in Queenstown we drove over to the West Coast and northwards to reach Hokitika. Seems like we're always on the road at the moment, but most of the things to see are spaced apart and because there's so little traffic it's an easy ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by heatherandmarc

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... see the sun set on the west coast as well! It was well worth it, and now we are the proud owners of our own unique design, that we hand crafted in New Zealand Jade. We finally tore ourselves away and headed south along the west coast to the ...

The Poo Pub, Ruatapu, New Zealand travel blog

The Poo Pub

A travel blog entry by stephanddave

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Another early start as we set off to leave Westport for Lake Mahinapua with a long drive back down the state highway, this time along the rugged Tasman Shoreline. Firstly we stopped for a fresh morning walk at Cape Foulwind where we could follow the ...

Wild West, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Wild West

A travel blog entry by mercerballs

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... caused by weathering and the soft rocks. We motored on to Greymouth and beyond to the small town of Hokitika - famous for its jade. After an excellent dinner at local pub Stumpers (Sally's rack of lamb was extremely generously proportioned) ...

Chirstchurch, Chirstchurch, New Zealand travel blog

Chirstchurch

A travel blog entry by kianlun_irene

We flew to Auckland from here, we arrived rather late in the night and left pretty early the next morning so did not get round to taking any photos. It's a pretty and quaint city - it kinda reminded me of ...

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