Category Archives: New Zealand

The Map of our Trip

Because I like maps, I want to share our map with you.  And I want to try something different.  So here is the map of our trip.  Four months in New Zealand in one image.  It’s a real live Google … Continue reading

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The Tippy Top

Cape Reinga is considered the Top of New Zealand.  It’s not the absolutely most northerly point on the North Island, but it’s very close and reachable by road.  It’s where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, and often times … Continue reading

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The Road to the Far North (Epic Roads part V)

90 Mile Beach isn’t 90 miles long, more like 90 kilometers long, but that doesn’t roll of the tongue as well.  It’s officially a highway, but it’s impassable at high tide.  Tour buses roar up and down it, and people … Continue reading

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Missionaries, Treaties, and Famous Toilets

Russell was a great place to spend the better part of a week. It’s one of the larger towns in the Bay of Islands.  It also has a lot of history from the early times of the Europeans in New … Continue reading

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Heading North

We slipped through Auckland on a Saturday afternoon, heading for the Northland.  We may be out of the height of summer, but weekends are still busy.  We opted for a holiday park where we rented a caravan right along the … Continue reading

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Coromandel

We are taking full advantage of our visa extension in that if we find a place we like, we stay for a while. In Whangamata, we arrived for lunch and stayed a few days, enjoying the beach and even watching … Continue reading

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West Coast of the North Island

We definitely slowed our pace down along the east coast of the North Island.  We spent a few days in New Plymouth, exploring town on bicycles and going for some day rides along the Surf Highway, which is the coast … Continue reading

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