River View Lodge

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

December & January Flash By

A travel blog entry by harleyrider2 on Jan 31, 2015

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... to the vet, she is a he but is still happy to answer to Dorothy.

The Christmas madness came and went. Sean had a work function and my staff had an onsite BBQ. We had the fun of getting the boys ready for Santa on Christmas Eve – Taryn, Jake & Sinead went out. Their excitement was high and by the time they got to bed, we were all exhausted.

We had a reasonable quake on Christmas Eve – long and rolling so we hadn’t had one ...

North to South

A travel blog entry by agemofajourney on Nov 30, 2014

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... over 4 hours and I have to admit I was quite sore again by the time we got back to the hostel. But this time it was just sore and stiff rather being in a lot of pain! It was a nice way to spend the morning and early afternoon before relaxing for a little while around the hostel. Claire, Sinead and I made dinner together again (I washed up again) in the evening and got talking about random facts. According to Clare two gingers can't "mate" together because the child's ...

Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by tofor85 on Nov 04, 2014

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... br> We arrived at the Pancake rocks by around 7.45, just in time for sunset. After being initially skeptical at the mediocrity of the first couple lookouts we were soon treated to some spectacular views and appreciated the popularity of this place. The blowholes here were amazing. Huge ocean swell bashing across a rugged coast and sending all sorts of admirable splashes about. The pancake rocks themselves also sported some impressive formations. After completing the 45 ...

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 ...

The people who put things in perspective

A travel blog entry by gaelstigant on Aug 22, 2014

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... even at the thought of going to the shops in their home city, decided to tackle their problems by going on the trip-of-a-lifetime. I suspect even being able to tell a stranger like me about this was a big step forward for them. I've met a 21-year-old student who lost her dad two years ago in particularly tragic circumstances. Shortly after his death, she was diagnosed with a virus which attacked her immune system and hospitalised her for weeks. She is ...

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