Ounuwhao Harding House
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Marilyn is a great hostess and has wonderful breakfasts.
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Back at our wonderful B&B, we re-packed our bags for our flight home, and turned in early. Darien and Sue had requested some "poer-shopping" time in Auckland before we checked in at the airport.
We had heard so much about kiwis (the bird) versus "kiwis" (New Zealanders) while we had been here, and had only seen a stuffed specimen of the national bird at the Te Papa museum in Wellington. But being in the Bay of Islands offered us the chance to perhaps catch a glimpse of this rare creature, since the Russell area is home to one of the larger …
With the end of our trip drawing near, we met up with our good friends Darien and Dale, who were coming to New Zealand to visit their granddaughter who is studying this semester in Christchurch. They flew into Auckland on Tuesday morning and we met them at the airport. After we rented a car, we packed up and started driving north, to a beautiful …
... one with red colour light because the kiwis can’t see red light. It took a while but finally we saw one :) During the walk we passed several Kauri trees. One of those (4 Years) was only as high as the length of my finger and another tree (9 Years) was as high as the length of my hand. But we also saw "normal size ones".
... Bay of Islands’ is thrown around a lot- pretty much anywhere there are a group of rocks or small islands right off of the shore line. So, it’s really not as unique as I originally thought it was.
I can’t put into words how phenomenal the hiking has been. The weather has just been amazing- highs around 65F (18C) with misting rain to sunny. We been through forests to wide open ...