Posted by: John McGerr | February 11, 2009


We travelled by bus from Fox Glacier to Greymouth a town in the northwest corner of the South Island. It’s also one terminus for the Tranz-Alpine Express, Christchurch being the other. Unlike our trip to Fox we had no problems with the bus. The weather remained the same. We stopped at three different spots on the way to Greymouth. The first was by a lake the driver called a mirror lake, it very definitely reflected the scenery around it despite the cloudy day,  if it had a proper name I can’t remember it. Our second stop was The Bushman’s Centre in the town of Pukekura. A giant sculpture of a sandfly hangs outside the front door. Our final stop was Hokitika where we paid a visit to a jade factory and shop. Here you could see the stone being polished and carved. Then we were in Greymouth. Only saw the railway station here as we boarded the Tranz-Alpine to make our way back to Christchurch.



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