Monthly Archives: March 2016

Epic Roads, Part 4

The Forgotten World Highway is different than the “epic roads” of the South Island in that it is mostly paved.  I include it though because everyone asked about it.  “Are you going?”  “Have you been?”  So we went.  A nice … Continue reading

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Tea Towels and Bubbling Mud

Rotorua has been a tourist town since the 1870s due to the thermal and geologic wonders here.  It also has strong Maori presence and history.  But it was a bit challenging for us, probably in part because the tourist trade … Continue reading

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Gisborne and the East Cape

Gisborne bills itself as the “first city to see the light.”  Depending on how one defines city, I suppose.  Gisborne is not all the way at East Cape, but it’s on the way and the biggest thing for a while. … Continue reading

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East Coast to Napier

After leaving Wellington, our first stop was to avail ourselves of some wonderful hospitality.  We met Brian and Jo back in November at the Burt Munro Challenge.  As fellow motorcycle travelers, they graciously invited us to visit once we reached … Continue reading

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