Beachfront Hotel Hokitika
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An early breakfast today as we had to be at the railway station by 08:00 to catch the Tranz-Alpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth on the west coast of South Island. The train was very modern and comfortable with large windows giving great visibility of the scenery. The train had an open carriage designed as a viewing platform and we went to …
Left Christchurch this morning - cloudy with prospect of rain for our drive over the Arthur's Pass. We had the odd shower and are now on the West Coast at Hokitika. Roads were once again very quiet - spectacular scenery and interesting road section especially after we crossed the high point and began the descent to the coast. Our hotel here the is …
The next morning we prepared to leave and luckily for us the weather looked like it was about to turn horrible again so best to get out before we became trapped again. The bus left on time in the morning and our first stop was Bushman Petes Cafe. Not my favourite place to stop as he also known as Possum Pete as he kills possums. The evidence was spread around the cafe with fur on all the seats and dead possums and other animals mounted on the walls. There was also a ...
... and a nice way to end the evening. The other experience tonight was walking back from the restaurant under a multitude of stars. There does not appear to be any light pollution here and the sky to night was incredible. The only thing we can compare it to is when we visited some friends in France many years ago. Tomorrow we move onto the Glacier highway that takes us to the glacier region of the west coast i.e. Franz Josef glacier and Fox ...
... were getting up to. Good fun. On our return and despite the showery weather Clare and Tony had ice cream for two. The weather is sometimes wet but as soon as the sun emerges from the clouds, it is blisteringly hot. On Helen and Tonys first trip to New Zealand we went to view Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki and the blowholes in the rocks. We found this place truly interesting and Clare wanted to see it. After this we went to Greymouth ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeachfront Hotel Hokitika
Mill be able to sit on our verandah and watch the sun set over the beach.
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