The Alpine Rose Motel

139 High Street, Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Day 162 on route to Greymouth

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

It was another long drive to the depressing town of Greymouth. We didn't really want to stay in Greymouth but didn't have much choice. The drive from Abel Tasman to Glacier Country is just too long to do in one day. The drive was good filled with long chats about everything and anything that came to our minds. The hostel we arrived at was also good. It was full ...

It blows!

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin


... for a high-ish tide, about three hours beyond the peak. We headed straight down to the cliffs for a look. The cliffs were peculiar, layered like they had been etched gradually, horizontally, like an etch-a-sketch, but nothing really extraordinary or fascinating. The blow holes were out of action, because the Tasman Sea was too calm, but I'm not sure that it would have made much difference to my perspective on ...

She'll be coming round the mountain

A travel blog entry by rogergpilgrim


... saved for last as the line is required to negotiate a series of very precipitous mountain gorges, which it does bymeans of spectacular tunnels and viaducts. Apparently, when completed in the early 20th century, trains brought overseas visitors just to this
part of the line to witness NZ engineering triumphs.



A travel blog entry by daretoknow


... how the layers were formed. And if that was not entertainment enough twenty odd dolphins were following along having a feeding feast. It was most enjoyable. Naomi, from Washington State was most interesting with a philosophy I could relate too. And it turned out she knew Katherine who I had met in Karamea! Very small world! The miles rolled by as we all chatted away and then we rolled into Greymouth - I dropped both of them off as I was a little ...

Weka is no Kiwi

A travel blog entry by gunduana


... old jungle-like forest. It reminds me of the jurassic era with its huge ferns and palm trees right next to old European looking leafy trees. Here we also saw our first kiwi birds! Meep, false alarm. They were Weka birds...Beautiful nonetheless.
After the day in nature, the journey went on even further north to Westport, where we got to see a little seal colony! Since we still had a bit of kilometers to kill

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