Travel Blogs from Coromandel, New Zealand

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Teachers in Japan..., Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Teachers in Japan...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... how much holiday I should receive and lots of other things that I have stored in the memory bank. At the moment, I'm obviously still in New Zealand so I am still thinking about that, but as soon as I get home I will switch my attention to Japan and do ...

In Hot Water, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

In Hot Water

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... the shore in torturously twisty fashion, and gives amazing views of isloated beaches, rolling surf and flowering pohutukawas- the New Zealand Christmas tree which bursts into crimson splendour for December and January. It reminded me of Cornwall- with ...

$19 the cost of nature., Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

$19 the cost of nature.

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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We drag ourselves out of bed at 5AM to drive to Coromandel for our fishing trip with Sean (a friend of Carl and Emma's who kindly offered to take us out fishing on his boat.) When we arrive at his place it is around 7:30 and Sean and his friend Al are a ...

A derailed train!, Coromandel Town, New Zealand travel blog

A derailed train!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... dark, I went inside and got chatting to a couple of English girls who were staying in my dorm. They'd only just arrived in New Zealand, so I gave them a few tips, primarily the fact that BBH hostels are the best...I even gave them my BBH book. It's nice ...

Whitianga, Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Whitianga, Coromandel

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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After a day of recovery on the 1st January it was another bus ride to Whitianga in the Coromandel region for a few days of camping. The tent and camping gear had become a bit of a burden by this point but we determined to at least get some use out of it ...

The Pinnacles, Thames, New Zealand travel blog

The Pinnacles

A travel blog entry by rich

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... garden, TV lounge, pool table, 2 cats and a really crazy dog called Nina! And the beds were the comfiest ones I've experienced in New Zealand, i.e. no creaks and the middle of the mattress didn't sink down a metre when you laid on it! So I enjoyed a great ...

Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... having to spend time waiting around for the car to pass its warrant of fitness (like an MOT) we headed off up to the Coromandel Peninsula, which I had been informed was a beautiful place. So I had high hopes for blue skies, white sand and blue seas with ...

Finding Something, Otautu Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Finding Something

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... bottle/sticky tape contraption that allows us to see in the pitch black. After hearing so much about how beautiful the stars are in New Zealand, we are a little gutted that it is so cloudy tonight, until as if just for us, the sky clears completely and ...

Caving, Nevesville, New Zealand travel blog

Caving

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We went to the 'Rap,rock,raft' office in the morning and met with our guide who would be taking us into the caves and also the other people in our group. We left for their suit up area and got rigged up with wet suit, harness, bright pink ...

Out To Pasture, Colville, New Zealand travel blog

Out To Pasture

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... . These were just moderate jabs and forceful nudges. Friendly persuasion. Nothing to call the cops about. Our plans on the Coromandel Peninsula were extremely loose. It was one of those places where we hadn’t booked lodging ahead of time with only a ...

Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... The Cormondel Hotel was a bit of a dive but did the job. From there, we toured the peninsula. The Kauri tree is famous in New Zealand. Famous for being massive! They were cut down in the past but now they are protected now. Michael was so adament to ...

Farewell NZ, Auckland and Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Farewell NZ

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... we say farewell to NZ. Very sad! After a fantastic 365 fun-packed kiwi days, we fly off to South America. New Zealand has been amazing. A perfect summer in the North island - golden beaches and pohutakawa flowers; followed by a perfect winter in the ...

Eastside of Coromandel, East Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Eastside of Coromandel

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Glorious day again and drove a bit south to the Driving Creek railway which Jane recommended to us. This place was set up as a pottery and they built a railway to get the clay from up in the hill and then opened the railway to tourists. It is a zig zag ...

Teabagged in Coromandel, Colville, New Zealand travel blog

Teabagged in Coromandel

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... have low social skills and feel the need to pee and poop in along the side of the road forcing the NZ government to introduce a new law. We’ve booked the Hobbiton tour for a couple of days time and so we are trying to arrange a schedule around ...

Scaling The Pinnacles, The Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Scaling The Pinnacles

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... first proper "tramp" (Kiwi-speak for hike) in a land where half the population is tramping-mad. The venue was the Coromandel, a peninsula of beaches, bush and mountains east of Auckland. The tramp we did was in the mountainous centre of the peninsula, ...

Landed in Hot Water, Cormandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Landed in Hot Water

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Friday 28th January 2005 Today was the Coramandel Peninsula - some unsealed windy mountain roads, and reach the really nice town of Whitianga - ostensibly to catch the ferry (which turns out to be passenger only), so have to double back to take the ...

Different Strokes, The Aldermen Islands, New Zealand travel blog

Different Strokes

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... to Hahei at the weekend to pick up a bus to go South and he asked me if I fancied going diving before I left. They were trying a new kind of adventure dive and he asked me to come along as a sort of guinea pig to give my comments and also to be part of ...

Re-Unions and Introductions, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Re-Unions and Introductions

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... away and also mentioned that I dived myself and wouldn't mind getting a few for supper. I already knew that the scallop quota in New Zealand was twenty per person and they must be a minimum length of 100mm. The more people Jeff can get on that boat, ...

Hot Water....not, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cover, New Zealand travel blog

Hot Water....not

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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27th February 2005 After staying in Whatanaga last night, drove to Cathedral Cove, where the weather was much sunnier than last time, and hence I was abale to spend lots of time swimming in the beautiful sea, and around the rocks, and my pictures in ...

Happy Kiwi New Year, Mercury Bay, The Coromandel, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Kiwi New Year

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... of the Auckland Skytower in the distance. Amazing! The Coromandel is so beautiful, I find it hard to imagine what the rest of New Zealand is going to throw at us, especially when Chris, our resident Kiwi, says: "Coromandel? You think that's nice? ...

The fish ain't bitin' but the geyser's blowin' ..., Rotorua and the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

The fish ain't bitin' but the geyser's blowin' ...

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... Auckland began. We arrived in with ample time to hand back the car and check in for our 5pm flight to Santiago. Bye-bye, beautiful New Zealand, we'll definitely be back again one day for some more tramping, a holiday in a batch, and a few more trout! ...

Coromandel - Just Visiting, Coromandel Town, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel - Just Visiting

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... for a huge ice cream (to cool us down!). After a quick drink in a harbourside bar, we left Whitianga and returned to Coromandel. That evening we had booked a table outside on the balcony at the Admiral's Arms where we had a fantastic meal as the sun ...

Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty, Thames, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... of potholes but no joy. 2nd lost camera, few choice words from Jane, cold cappuchino. Wednesday 8th October The Coromandel pennisular is really beautiful, lots of beaches, scenic lookouts and stuff. Didn't feel much like stopping in the morning, ...

Long Road to Hahei, Hahei (Coromandel Peninsula), New Zealand travel blog

Long Road to Hahei

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... WOW, what a sight. It was a sprawling area of tents, motor homes, bunkers with rooms... Basically, it's a very hot spot for New Zealand families to take their summer vacation. We had to of been the only American's there and were a surprise to most of ...

Almost in Auckland, Miranda, New Zealand travel blog

Almost in Auckland

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... of Peroa, the birthplace of 'Lemon and Peroa’, a spring water drink which the Kiwi’s claim is ‘World Famous in New Zealand’.  We have not had it before so we bought some to accompany our lunch.  We gave it the thumbs up. ...

Beautiful Coromandel, N of Cormandel Town, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful Coromandel

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... for lunch (you are allowed to take 25 for free) but couldn't find 1! Bloody seagulls I reckon. Had a wander around Coromandel town which is a lovely small old town with some lovely looking cafes and restaurants we then headed further north to Shelly ...

Wound of Death, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Wound of Death

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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My foot's starting to get out of hand. I couldn't put any weight on it when I got up this morning. It's gone all pink around the wound and it's throbbing like hell. I guess all the salt water activity isn't giving it any opportunity to heal. Surfing ...

A Stroke of Luck, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

A Stroke of Luck

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... out that I was the only one venturing North. Quiet Craig quietly asked if he could tag along as he too wanted to see more of the Coromandel and possibly find work there. Fine by me, he could give me a piggy back if my foot retired on me. We went in to ...

Windy in Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Windy in Whitianga

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... Kiwibus made a few stops on our way to Whitianga (pronounced Fit-e-ung-a). The first stop was Cathedral Cove, along the Coromandel Peninsula which is renowned for its secluded beaches and untouched native forest. It was a 45 minute walk through the ...

More Bungling around in Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

More Bungling around in Coromandel

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... smelling, geeky, "I'm a robotics expert" hitchiker from Minesotta, and promptly kicking him out as soon as I could, I made it to Coromandel. It was as though I had never left Kat and Emma, for within 5 minutes of meeting up we were already throwing ...

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