North Island

Waitangi to Auckland

February 15, 20120 Comments

Waitangi We’re glad we made it to Waitangi and saved our ‘Maori cultural experience’ until the end.  This post rounds off our New Zealand trip with our visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a drive down the Western Northland coast (I liked writing that compass phrase, not sure why) and then a few days in […]

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No place like Northlands, NZ

February 11, 20122 Comments

Our time in New Zealand is fast coming to a close, but we had just enough time to spend a couple of days in Northland to view the Bay of Islands and discover the site of the Waitangi Treaty We found a lovely private owned campsite at Sandspit about an hours drive through Auckland, it […]

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Coromandel, Oysters, Coves & Beaches

February 10, 20121 Comment

After the heat of the geothermals we set off to cool down with a sea breeze as we headed north toward the Coromandel Peninsula, via the Bay of Plenty.  After being inland among the forests and mountains it was good to be heading to the sea again.  Both John and I feel more comfortable when […]

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Taupo and Rotorua – Geothermal Gasping

February 9, 20122 Comments

From Deco to Hot Thermal Springs From our deco digestions we moved on to things more warm, chemical and a whole lot more fiery.  We were headed to the Great lakes of the North Island, Lake Taupo and Rotorua. We’d heard and read a great deal about these places so we were looking forward to […]

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Art Deco to Travel for

February 7, 20124 Comments

 Art Deco Architecture – New Zealand Style! No trip to New Zealand North Island would be complete for us without a visit to Napier and The Hastings. Napier is world renowned for its art deco architecture, but we visited Hastings first, which also has some great examples of this style of buildings. Getting to Napier […]

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