Travel Blogs from Gisborne, New Zealand

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Gorillas to Gizzy, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Gorillas to Gizzy

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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... decided to go to sleep. It was odd to be back in the same place in Wellington. The last time I was there I was in New Zealand for two days. It was quite different then. I stayed the night and the headed out in the morning. Thursday I headed West ...

As far East as it gets, Motor Camp, Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

As far East as it gets

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... a camping stove - it always tastes like the best breakfast you have ever had. Back on the road we headed for Gisborne - New Zealand's most easterly city (and hence the world...you can see a theme developing here). Having roughed it a little last night ...

Happy Birthday To Ewe, Kapiti Coast/Napier/Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Birthday To Ewe

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... that mind-numbing splurge can wait until we actually fly over it in a few weeks, going back in time in the process. Once in Gisborne we found a beachfront caravan park before driving into town for a quick nose and a hunt for a nice little restaurant to ...

Road trip to Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Road trip to Gisborne

A travel blog entry by rich

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... direction, taking approximately 9 days to complete it. But when I saw someone putting up a notice on Sunday, offering a lift to Gisborne the following day, I changed my mind and decided to do it in reverse. Not only did it save me having to catch two ...

Gisborne Maori country, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Gisborne Maori country

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... lunch as we were able to take advantage of the 24 hour Internet access we purchased; WiFi seems to be pretty rare in some parts of New Zealand even though it's 2008. It's amazing how much admin and e-mails pile up over a few days so it was a relief to ...

The Vegetarian Option, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

The Vegetarian Option

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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In terms of the 'International Date Line', Gisborne, of New Zealand's north island is the most eastern mainland city. It is said that those who watch the sun rise from Gisborne are the first on the planet to see the dawn of the new day. This was ...

To the far east, East Cape, New Zealand travel blog

To the far east

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... Napier. We likewise give short shrift to Gisbourne, home of Kiri Te Kanawa, and location for Cook's first landing in New Zealand. Emma and I hit a bookstore waiting for our takeout food and purchase Lyra's Oxford, a continuation of Philip Pullman's ...

Gisborne YHA, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Gisborne YHA

A travel blog entry by richardsaunders

... to see the sun rise but having woken up the morning before at 5:45 i sure wasn't going to do it again. Met a few Canadians in the evening who had plenty to chat about there travels across OZ and working in New Zealand. Thats all for now ...

Tokomaru Bay, Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Tokomaru Bay

A travel blog entry by jaycara

Brians Place, first sunrise in the ...

WOLFGANG AND THE BOX OF MAGIC SHELLS, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

WOLFGANG AND THE BOX OF MAGIC SHELLS

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

... re-arranging his clothes.  Wolfgang was well over 6 feet tall and incredibly fit and lean.  He had flown into New Zealand a couple of days ago and immediately started cycling.  Distances and times came tumbling out of his mouth faster than ...

Day 38 Boxing Day, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Day 38 Boxing Day

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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... south down the east coast to sunny Gisborne famous for its wine and Captain Cook memorials. We are staying about 50ks north of Gisborne in a tiny town called Tolaga bay at a lovely campsite right by the sea. It reminds me of the camping holidays we went ...

Sunny East Side day 2!, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Sunny East Side day 2!

A travel blog entry by jennystravels

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... old traditional Carved Maori Church - St Marys Memorial Church in Tikitiki. Our next stop was to Tolanga Bay where the longest pier in New Zealand is situated - some of the lads decided to jump into the sea from the pier and swim back but the water was ...

Off Roading, Waikaremoana, New Zealand travel blog

Off Roading

A travel blog entry by richandvic

... to the other side of the park the next morning. The plan was to tie up with Keith and Cathy in Napier (they were in New Zealand on their honeymoon), but we worked out they would be travelling through the town of Wairoa at about the same time as ...

Montana Winery and Gisbourne, Gisbourne, New Zealand travel blog

Montana Winery and Gisbourne

A travel blog entry by nickandmilly

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... really superb.       It was really obvious that Stu and Steph both absolutely love New Zealand and they have a gorgeous little house practically on Wainui surfing beach, about 10 minutes outside Gisbourne. Stu is well ...

Dame Kiri and the Flying Nun!, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Dame Kiri and the Flying Nun!

A travel blog entry by conorpj

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The first sunrise in the world, and Whale Rider, Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

The first sunrise in the world, and Whale Rider

A travel blog entry by helz_on_tour

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... still worth it to see the locations. its ANZAC day today (25th April) which is to commemerate the members of the australian and new zealand army corps landing in gallipoli in WWI, and everything is closed until 1pm, so there wasnt much to do in gisborne ...

Lake Waikaremoana, Tuai, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Waikaremoana

A travel blog entry by ardnopes

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... . After checking in, we continued another 15 km up the road to Lake Waikaremoana itself.  It's a large lake, and New Zealand's deepest, and the approach from the south strongly reminded me of the approach to Lake Atitlán in Guatemala--a stunning ...

The incident and the kindness of strangers, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

The incident and the kindness of strangers

A travel blog entry by rosey

... type feel to them. City streets lined with palm trees. Funky old buildings. Beaches. Vineyards. Beautiful sunny days like I imagine New Zealand summers should be. There was a great fireworks extravaganza on the night of Jan 1st, much better than the ...

East As trip, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

East As trip

A travel blog entry by sharonmanship

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... on from my last update....I left Napier on the next Kiwi Experience bus (with the hangover from hell) and joined a new group and driver to head onto Gisborne. On the way we stopped off at a winery, bleurgh!! I couldn't really face any more wine tasting ...

Napier 2 Gizzie, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Napier 2 Gizzie

A travel blog entry by blownaway

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... is gewoon weer zo'n klein dingetje waaraan je merkt dat je toch aan de andere kant van de wereld zit.Op naar Gisborne, of Gizzie voor vrienden. Dit was een duidelijk gevalletje van misinterpretatie van de afstanden. We hadden een hele mooie rit door het ...

Stomach Aches From Laughing & Boogie Boarding, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Stomach Aches From Laughing & Boogie Boarding

A travel blog entry by haileyhawks

... for ya. Once he went though, it was like he broke an unknown wall, so we all started going. Everytime down, we got ourselves a new scratch or bruise. To be honest, we didn't feel it until after our showers at home. Anyway, once we really got going, some ...

Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Gisborne

A travel blog entry by jonvillis

Woke up at 8am, and opened the curtain to beautiful sun-shine.  Wandered off into the town centre for a wander...saw the place where Captain Cook first came ashore (and proceeded to kill several Maori, but that's not what he's remembered ...

Christmas, Tokamaru Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas

A travel blog entry by braamer

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Up until this point, I have been able to compact and compress my experiences to a few short sentences, and still feel like I have described myself well. I will never be able to describe my Christmas in Tokamaru bay adequately. Brians place is a very ...

Surfing loads !!, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Surfing loads !!

A travel blog entry by fwice

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Gisborne-The Flying Nun Backpackers., Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Gisborne-The Flying Nun Backpackers.

A travel blog entry by leevilporkchop

Being a giant cement convent converted into a guide book proclaimed "hippie run" backpackers, I figured this place had to have character... and oh, I was not dissappointed. It's all incense and padlocks. Pot smoke and curfews. I ring the intercom at the ...

Lazy Day!, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Lazy Day!

A travel blog entry by haileyhawks

... From all that he's said, I'm so excited! I am also SO blessed to be able to do this. But anyway, once we got to Gisborne, I just followed Dad around like a puppy. At the camera shop, I just listened to his and the guy's conversation, but finally just gave ...

SPA POOL PARANOIA, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

SPA POOL PARANOIA

A travel blog entry by davidseaton

... comment about English folk being well educated.  I tried to change the subject and told them how friendly I'd found everyone in New Zealand and how in London if you attempt to start up a conversation with a stranger they'll more often than not look ...

Beautiful beach and a friendly dolphin called Moko, Mahia Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful beach and a friendly dolphin called Moko

A travel blog entry by lesandsteve

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... . It was a stunning place and Richard gave us a guided tour of the peninsula. We went to his friend's house for a home-cooked meal and a few bevvies and then up the next morning to drive to Gisborne and on to Whakatane to dive White ...

A Kiwi Christmas and a New Year in New Zealand, Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

A Kiwi Christmas and a New Year in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by kndy

A Kiwi Christmas and a New Year in New Zealand My first Christmas  and New Years away from home on the beautiful beaches of Gisborne. After a Christmas celebration with our dear friends in Auckland, Laura and I decided to go visit her ...

Sorry for the delay..., Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Sorry for the delay...

A travel blog entry by stillinger

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Hello to all of our family and friends.  We apologize for not being able to keep up with the blog while in New Zealand.  To be honest we are just having a rock star- party hard- travel harder good time.  I promise to share all of our ...

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