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Apr 17, 2006 - Greymouth to Murchison

Greymouth was once the site of a Maori fortified village and known as widespread river mouth. The town is relatively small although it is the largest town on the western coast and its history was gold mining. We spent the morning in the photo stop updating the website whilst waiting for our photo CD's to be ready. It was a miserable day out there and pouring with rain. We continued our journey north up the west coast and our first stip was Punakaiki where we walked the short 15 minute loop track to see the pancake rocks and blowholes. The...

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Dec 21, 2005 - Franz Joseph - Murchison

The morning was no different than the night so as we headed out of town was able to sight the glacier in the distance and looked the same as Fox from the distance. Passing through Nation Parks and with the weather not easing we stopped in Greymouth for a short while, coffee and look around for provisions for the next couple of days. Onto Junction Springs : Hot water thermal pools. DOC campsite looked like a possibility until we viewed the toilet facilities in the forrest, well we had experienced the same in Thailand on occasions but not in...

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