Travel Blogs from Hokitika, New Zealand

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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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Georgeous gorge!!, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Georgeous gorge!!

A travel blog entry by agi_and_rudi

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... they claim to cook a possum for you if you bring them one!?! Check out their menu!! The last one before Hokitika is the town of Ross where New Zealand's largest gold nugget was found. We did the water race walk (it’s a historic walk not a race) ...

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 ...

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 ...

Greymouth to Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Greymouth to Hokitika

A travel blog entry by mattandnic

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... to mean a different thing depending on where you come from in the world but it’s all essentially small fish. Whitebait in New Zealand is immature stage inanga and too small to eat individually. The fish is usually made into a fritter/patty and eaten ...

Hokitika, Hokitika, New Zealand travel blog

Hokitika

A travel blog entry by superval

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... and it was determined a welder was needed since the hitch broke off from the bus.  We were shuttled into the arts and crafts town of Hokitika which has some fun things to see and a nice beach to relax at.  I stood under a giant sheep, had a $7 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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