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    Member Raging Bull's Avatar
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    Westcoast trip - July 2015

    North Islander (s) hitting the mainland in late July!

    Instead of heading overseas this year I thought I'd head back and revisit some of the places I remember visiting as a child. Its been quite a few years since I last did the trip, my old man was bought up in Hokitika and I would like to check out some of the places he used to hunt in South Westland.

    If I can swing it with work I will be down there for 2-3 weeks. So far I've only inquired about whitewater rafting hunting/fishing trip... all other plans are up in the air.

    For those of you that live down there, what other activities/places would you recommend seeing/doing?


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    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
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    Tree top walk could be worth a look?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Usually either raining sideways or cold and clear days during that time of year. Hoki gorge, lake kaniere are good, tree top is a bit meh...
    The Plane/Heli flight, drive to the glaciers etc etc. Not many "activities" as such, just good scenery.
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    Have just come back from a weeks trip over there with the wife.
    Did the tree top walk and other stuff, basically spent a week from Jacksons Bay to Hoki with a drive to Greymouth
    The trout fishing was good especially in the Arawhata and several fish were seen but not caught in the Hokitika and Turbull rivers.
    The evening sandflys put paid to my beach surfcasting attempts.
    There are several jet boating trips available and heaps of other stuff, just poke about we did and it was great, we had terrific weather though.
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    Depends if you wanna do tourist traps or real shit!
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    Member Raging Bull's Avatar
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    Cheers for the comments guys. Looks like I'll be in for 2-3 weeks of hunting/fishing...

    Will do like you say Jakewire and poke around a bit, probably try do a bit of gold panning, jetboating etc
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