River View Lodge

Address: Westport, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Westport

Pancakes and Blowholes

A travel blog entry by ddkingston on Sep 25, 2014

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... relatively inexpensive souvenir shopping experience for Donna at the gallery next door to the cafe), we drove on along the coast towards Westport. The lush rainforests of yesterday were replaced with drier lanscapes including palm trees, flax, ferns and thick scrubby bushes more typical of the Australian outback than a supposedly wet NZ landscape. The coastline here is quite rugged, with rocky mini-islands looking a bit like the 12 apostles ...

Road Trip continued: Rain Rain Go Away

A travel blog entry by jrocci on Aug 01, 2014

... what we were supposed to be seeing, just to pretend we had the same view in front of us, and then we continued on towards Arthur's Pass. Since Arthur's Pass was once lauded to be the "center of the universe" by Dalai Lama, needless to say I was pretty eager to see it. However, New Zealand is incredibly green for a reason, and the reason is because it rains all the time even when you decide to visit the country in the middle of their winter...weird. So ...

Seals

A travel blog entry by groteboze on Mar 16, 2014

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Because we stayed so long in Havelock and were told the south island is so big, we were eager to make up for lost time and gain some distance, so we said our goodbyes and got underway to Westport. The latter seemed not so interesting a town. We had some food at a local restaurant/cafe and ...

Kaiteriteri to Westport

A travel blog entry by sophiesadler on Mar 07, 2014

... each) haha then started crazy Irish dancing all over the field spinning each other round to Cotton Eyed Joe! We went out into town with a guy called Hungry and another called Steve who were from Christchurch and were involved in the racing. It was hilarious! Hungry kept saying "oh stoppit" and we couldn't stop laughing & all ...

Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by rebeccamaltby on Feb 23, 2014

We woke up to a very fresh but clear morning, so we get up and warm very quickly before doing the 2 hour round Arthur's Pass walk. You walk up a side of a mountain and along the top, nothing to hard though. After this we agree to do a further walk to Punchbowl waterfall, which involved a lot of steps that none of us really wanted to do. But ...

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