Havenlee Homestay

76 Queen St., Westport, South Island, 7825, New Zealand | Hotel
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Day 45 - Hokitika to Westport (89 miles)

A travel blog entry by dewdsontour

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... Zealand and recently I realised the coal mining town it was set in isn't fictional but about 15 miles from here! Tomorrow we are off to visit Denniston, the coal mining town, set on top of a hill and, back in the day, the only way on or off the plateau was by the 'incline' which was a 'roller coaster' type rail track that plummeted down the steep hillside to move the coal...and people if they dare...Dennistion residence were tough cookies! No 'elf and safety in those ...

Dolphins & seals

A travel blog entry by daretoknow

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Four days and nights in Westport were peaceful. I found a campsite that fell happily to sleep when darkness lowered, and all arose in the early soft light, to start anew. I saw seals as large as a bath tub and babies squealing a language that felt like the essence of abandonment. I watched for hours through newly bought binoculars. So slick through water, so utterly unable to move on land. It made no sense to me why evolution chose this ...

My morning experience...

A travel blog entry by daretoknow

3

... ever was, is, and will to be. And as the light fills the sky, settling onto the shadows does the mistiness lift, and reality - the starkness of unsubtleness erase, slowly, the thin, knife-edge. A breaking of the smooth surface of the river mouth and two dolphins cut through. Black, curved fins arc perfectly, seconds apart. Ripples leave their path. I long to be with them. See what they see, together. A single gannet parts the air and it's fast flapping, like my ...

Antibucket list

A travel blog entry by alexobt

... on my bucket list. They emerge from their shelter under the pier in a writhing black mass, attracted irresistibly to my fear-scent. If there was an opening for an eel-whisperer I'd make a killing.The west coast is the rural backwater of a country that, to be honest, is almost entirely rural backwater. Toothless, mulleted men stare at us suspiciously from their front porches. Derelict ...

The Unit

A travel blog entry by fionamary

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... in before. I stayed in 'the unit' which was a self contained dorm with its own kitchen, diner & TV area with Kirsty, Helena, Alex, David, Richard & Sam. We had a lovely evening which included watching a VIDEO (Austen Powers) it was like going back in time, having to rewind it before we watched it. It was a nice relaxing ...

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This hotel, located on 76 Queen St., Westport, is near Underworld Adventures Cave Rafting, Coaltown, Outwest Tours, and Phaedra's Guided Walking Tours.
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