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Up The West Coast of New Zealand

sunny 15 °C

29th September 2014

Woke to another fine morning at Franz Josef so, after breakfast we went for a short walk to get another glacier view.
We then drove up the west coast to Punakaiki via Greymouth. We stopped for lunch at Hokitika and surprisingly we ran into a family in a café that we did the Glacier tour with . When reached Punakaiki we walked around the Pancake Rocks and the Blow Hole which was amazing then went looking for accommodation.
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Carol found a back packers place that was right on the beach, it had a self-contained bungalow that overlooked the beach, and it also had a shower with a window so you could watch the ocean while taking a shower. It was quite a unique place. We checked in then drove down to Truman beach which was recommended to see. It had a track through a rain forest to get to it, then the beach had huge caves with rolling surf, instead of sand the beach was small stones, it was a beautiful spot.
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We had dinner at the tavern just down the road then went back our Bungalow veranda to watch the sunset!!!!
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30th September 2014

Woke to the sound of the surf beach, it was a bit cloudy but not too cold. We left Punakaiki and headed for Picton.
The day was mostly driving with a few stops for photos and lunch.

Arrived a Picton at about 4pm, searched for accommodation then walked around the town.
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Posted by cbrewster 23:37 Archived in New Zealand

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