River View Lodge

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

Beautiful beaches!

A travel blog entry by scwonderwoman on Sep 09, 2014

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... so you have a lot of lurching forward, plus this is without a doubt one of the most mountainous places I've ever visited. Put those two qualities together with a weak stomach, and your entertaining disaster. Adrienne could tell that I was 'green', and offered me one of her Dramamines. Miraculously,.....it nipped the nausea within 15 minutes.
We drove all day to the town of Punakaiki. There, we were picked up by, and taken to our hostel. This was ...

The people who put things in perspective

A travel blog entry by gaelstigant on Aug 22, 2014

7 photos

... Sparrow. I've gained this perspective from the inspirational people with whom I've been lucky enough to travel on this journey. I suspect most of the time they don't even realise just how incredible they are. I've met two girls who were both suffering from anxiety-related mental illnesses caused by their demanding jobs. Both struggled to drag themselves out of bed in the morning and into the workplace which was, for them, hell. And so these girls, who ...

Taupo to Franz Josef!

A travel blog entry by chrisandcharlie on Apr 06, 2014

20 photos

... evening with everyone as we were in a valley with no internet or phone reception. After river valley was Wellington, where we had a whistle stop half a day and visited the te papa national museum and went out for a few drinks with our group as this is where we said bye to Tim, Beth and Hannah (Thanks for an amazing week in the North island guys :) ). Harry, Anna, Ellie, Chris and I all left Wellington early Sunday morning to catch the 3 hour ferry across to the South Island. When we got ...

KOHAIHAI - WESTPORT

A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis on Mar 24, 2014

2 comments, 23 photos

... a hoot …. Toffee apples, whitebait fritters, kids playing in muddy puddles, jugs of beer being ferried from the pub, tats and ugg boots. After spending an hour or so there, we found the Charming Creek walkway – we walked in for an hour on old train tracks, through tunnels, over a swingbridge and past waterfalls. At our turnaround point, we found some blackberry bushes and managed to gather enough fruit to fill one of our drink ...

It's like something out a Disney film, but better

A travel blog entry by erotergum on Mar 13, 2014

1 comment, 2 photos

... late) was a group of girls from our bus, funnily enough our dear friend Patricia was one of them. Our team name was 'Lets Get Quizzical' and of course Trisha was the answer writer! Some questions were easier than others but one question in particular was fool proof: which month do you typically celebrate Halloween in? Trisha pointed to her head and stuck her tongue out like a remedial as if to be like "duhhh who wouldn't know the answer to that one" and ...

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