Travel Blogs from Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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Paihia..., Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... has been another good one. As I might have mentioned before, I used the website www.backpackerboard.co.nz for a number of months before I came to New Zealand. Well there is a superb message board on there with a lot of like minded people, and one of the ...

How to Kill a Fish in the Face, Kerikeri, New Zealand travel blog

How to Kill a Fish in the Face

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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... want something really bad or you wouldnt fly in my face for 30 min straight. Freakin buzzing. Where was I? Oh right, the Bay of Islands! We arrived in the bay of islands shortly after leaving Pukenothing (Pukenui). We did a brief stopover in Matai bay ...

Dolphins..., Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Dolphins...

A travel blog entry by rich

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The last couple of days have been real chill out days! On Wednesday I went on an all day cruise around the Bay of Islands which was very nice and relaxing. Unfortunately I didn't get to swim with the dolphins, but I saw plenty of them and it was great ...

Scary Carpets, Waitangi, New Zealand travel blog

Scary Carpets

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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The four of us leave Vikki's and make our way to Whitianga where New Zealand's founding treaty between Maori chiefs and European settlers was signed. (Quite apt due to the circumstances, we thought.) Mark, being a Kiwi, gets in for free. (positive ...

Hills, Falls and Crutches, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Hills, Falls and Crutches

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... , my ankle was throbbing. I had my phone on me and called Esther, who promptly told me to stop messing around. I burst into tears of pain and told her to come and help me. From the bottom I could hear Yannie calling me and from the top Esther. eventually ...

The end of the road in Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

The end of the road in Paihia

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... , but hey that's life1 Then new year, I missed it in NZ, I fell asleep after working from 8am - 10.30pm. But I did hear new years in London the following after noon. The noise in the house was getting too much for me again so I started house hunting ...

The story continues, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

The story continues

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... again, when we saw and advert for rooms to rent in a house, we phoned the number. I reached a man called Ed who asked a lot of very personal question-age, where were we from etc.. I thought this was a bit much so gave him a dose of his own medicen and ...

Back to the Bay-Again!, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Back to the Bay-Again!

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... travels soon. It was a good night, as you can see from the photos. Esther and I had chosen to travel back to the Bay of Islands with Stray again. It was slightly more expensive than getting the bus, but only by a few dollars and it's a really good day ...

The adventure starts, Bay of islands, New Zealand travel blog

The adventure starts

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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3 is not a crowd, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

3 is not a crowd

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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The next day after some much needed rest, we drove to The Bay of Islands. We went to see Harura Falls (much better than the Huka Falls), and found a campsite that costs only $15 a night, so we decided to take a couple of days to just hang out and relax, ...

Farewell to 'Pleasantville', Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Farewell to 'Pleasantville'

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... leave that for you to decide :-). The last week of our New Zealand leg was spent in the NorthLand. We spent New Year's at the Bay of Islands and had an awesome time with our friends from San Francisco. They had an awesome place rented in Opua with an ...

Paihia-still there, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia-still there

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... . Dean had carried my backpack for me and he and Scott saw me onto the bus, it was very hard saying goodbye to these two again. They bay was bathed in sunshine. Arriving in Auckland it was raining cats and dogs; maybe I should have taken this as a ...

Screw the Man, Embrace the Tan, Kerikeri, New Zealand travel blog

Screw the Man, Embrace the Tan

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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... all these honkey Mofo's around you'd think life would suck, but it doesn't. It just gets angry sometimes. And there's lots of straighforward, straight talking and generous people (some may be white) around to give you a sandwich at work...or ...

Week Thirty Seven - The Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Week Thirty Seven - The Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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Week Thirty Seven - The Bay of Islands Day 240 - Tuesday 4 May A taxi drives me down to 'Base Backpackers' in the centre of town who have kindly agreed to store my backpack whilst I am up in The Bay of Islands. I have squeezed enough clothes to last ...

A Birthday, And some fish., Russel, New Zealand travel blog

A Birthday, And some fish.

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... out to hells gate, another thermal park with lots of smelly attractions before we decided to make the long drive up to the Bay of Islands as we were getting a little worried about time. The day was spent travelling for 8 hours, finally arriving at place ...

Cheese, chillies and chocolate, Kerikeri, New Zealand travel blog

Cheese, chillies and chocolate

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... and she wasn't too traumatised so I think I get t keep my job. Kerikeri was lovely. It is home to two of the oldest buildings in New Zealand- a timber colonial house and a stone store, set up as it would have been 100 years ago. The traditionally made ...

Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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Martin and I borrowed my sister's car and hit the road north of Auckland, heading for the Bay of Islands on the east coast. Martin is very happy to have a car with more "guts" than the rental as it makes passing on these twisty, turny roads a lot ...

Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... at the moment- hooray! Rather than sit around Auckland the whole time, I went up North with Jill to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. We stayed in a funky little backpackers in Paihia called Captain Bob's. It was nice and quiet, and had a big balcony ...

Paihia - 1st October 2004, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia - 1st October 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Up with the birds again. I have decided to leave the Rock, more of a girlie than I thought. I need water and electricity. Dean had mentioned that the BBH hostel that he was staying in needed cleaners in return for accommodation, sounded perfect, so I ...

It's nearly Christmas Day, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

It's nearly Christmas Day

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... of a call. Thanks also for the e-mails, it great to hear What's going on back home. I do miss you all like crazy, but i'm still enjoying myself. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New year. Love you all lots. Big hugs and kisses to ...

The Gift Of Togetherness, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

The Gift Of Togetherness

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... call it a day at 1:30 in the afternoon (don't ask). We found a nice holiday park close to the Bay Of Islands where we had hoped to take sailing lessons but once again the weather gods weren't playing nice- we are told the winds are ...

They Never Swim, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

They Never Swim

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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The sun was low on the horizon when we rolled into Paihia, a small town nestled in the Bay of Islands. Up on the northern tip of New Zealand is where Kiwis display a more tropical side to life. And though the waters may not be as warm and clear as the ...

Waitangi & Paihia (Bay of Islands), Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Waitangi & Paihia (Bay of Islands)

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... sight that still bears such significance.   With less than ideal weather we decided against a rather damp cruise of the Bay of Islands and instead ventured out onto the winding gravel back road that eventually led to Russell. Instead of the car ...

Bay Of Islands, Pahia, New Zealand travel blog

Bay Of Islands

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... called the Cathedral you can sail into - and reverse back out, to spray all over the place. Then stop at one of the Islands for some kayaking, round the beautiful bays - and relatively easy going, reach a beach, play frisbee, walk to the summit of ...

Skydive!!!, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

Skydive!!!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... time appears to fly...just like me! Once the parachute had opened, we soon passed through the clouds and I had a great view of the Bay of Islands. I imagine it would have been even better on a clear day, but that didn't matter to me as it was a great ...

Recovering from Driving Coma & Dolphin Watching, Russell, New Zealand travel blog

Recovering from Driving Coma & Dolphin Watching

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... small, sleepy town with some charming buildings. Next day we jumped on our tour boat, the Dolphin Seeker, for a full day in the Bay of Islands.  The boat was on the large side -- about 50 or so people were on the boat.  We chose the Kings ...

Beautiful beaches, big trees, bad bread..., Bay of Islands and the Kauri coast, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful beaches, big trees, bad bread...

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... which we named Silvie. She wasn´t nearly as powerful or as much fun to drive as Goldie, but got us up to the Bay of Islands by mid-afternoon. We took the vehicle ferry across to Russell, a pretty little village with plenty of history, built around a ...

A brief run down, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

A brief run down

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Hi all For anyone that was worried, I'm off of the crutches now and the ankle is much better, still a little weak. I am writing this on the 4th December 2004 and so much has happened it's going to be hard to remember it all. In the shopping mall there ...

28th September 2004-Paihia-the rock, Paihia, New Zealand travel blog

28th September 2004-Paihia-the rock

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... the end. The rock was once a car ferry that has been converted into a strange looking boat that does 24 hour tours around the bay of islands. As I was trying to catch anything of off the back of the boat, when Paul shouted at us to look forward. As we ...

Birth Place, Bay of Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Birth Place

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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The Treaty of Waitangi, signed some 167 years ago, was seen as the founding of the nation of New Zealand when some 35 Maori Chiefs and a British representative signed the treaty marking New Zealand as a British colony. Despite the fact the treaty is still ...

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