Travel Blogs from Golden Bay, New Zealand

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Life on magic mountain, Ahurangi, Birds Clearing, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Life on magic mountain

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... had broken. In contrast to yesterday, the weather was not at all sunny today, and by 9am it had started to spit. The views of Golden Bay were engulfed in mist and I was starting to think today would be mainly spent indoors. I got to know the guys a ...

Takaka Citizens Band, Takaka, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Takaka Citizens Band

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Day out w Jo Jewelry Cave we couldn't find Beach - walk thrus windy Rosy Glow (owner Mary, wanted to name her daughter Rosy Glow,now Miriam runs Nelson shop) Wholemeal cafe for a hot drink & look over photos Off to band (own band room, est 1881) 1 ...

Country market to folk trio, Mussel Inn, Takaka, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Country market to folk trio

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... town Saturday markets. Proud of where they are made. Plenty of tastings available: cheese, jams, chutney, fudge etc. Drive onto Golden Bay Picked up a couple of local hitchhikers for about 50km I arrived in Takaka by 3pm and sent Joanna a txt ...

The tales from Golden Bay, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

The tales from Golden Bay

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... a thick wooded forest, dark and shadowy. We passed a very black tannin stained pond, rumoured to be the home of the legendary New Zealand giant apple snails… But sadly we did not see one slime its way past. We continued on towards our destination, ...

Golden Bay and Our Own Private Beach, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Golden Bay and Our Own Private Beach

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... to maybe sit on the beach and do a tour (what we thought was a quadding tour) of the huge sand bar off the coast of Golden Bay. Turns out I (Jackie) just assumed in my head when I had read 4WD that it was quads when it was actually just mini 4WD bus ...

WWOOFing in Golden Bay, Ahurangi, Takaka, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

WWOOFing in Golden Bay

A travel blog entry by jawad

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On Saturday I arrived in Golden Bay to visit and catch up with my friend Jo, and two days later I now find myself WWOOFing (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) on the same project as her! I'm not sure how long I'll be here for, but for the time being I'm ...

A week of living sustainably, Ahurangi, Birds Clearing, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

A week of living sustainably

A travel blog entry by jawad

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During the last seven days I have been living in Golden Bay at a place called Birds Clearing, not too far from the town of Takaka. The people that live up here on the hill, about 600 metres above the town, are often described as alternative by other ...

The boys done good., Pohara, New Zealand travel blog

The boys done good.

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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... in a place called Motueka, right up on the north coast, close, we thought to our destination for the next few days. Gosh, how New Zealand throws you a curved ball when you least expect it. We had precisely 55 km to drive, in English thats all of 33miles! ...

Golden Bay, Tarakohe, New Zealand travel blog

Golden Bay

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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A long day driving up to the premier beach resorts in the very north of South ...

Abel Tasman National Park, Pohara, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park

A travel blog entry by simon-rosie

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... so we set out in search of food again. In Takaka we found what we had been hunting for – fish and chips! Unfortunately New Zealand's stolen “own” take away doesn't also offer mushy peas. Like the “Kiwi” (English) breakfast, ...

Exploring Te Tai Tapu, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring Te Tai Tapu

A travel blog entry by dstean

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... Abel Tasman, and the men of his vessels in 1642. They were attacked by local Maori, Ngati Tumatakokiri, in their canoes and Tasman lost four men clashing with them in Mohua (Golden Bay). Tasman, unusually forbearing, left without setting foot on the ...

Walking On Sunshine (And Storms), Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Walking On Sunshine (And Storms)

A travel blog entry by handytravels

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... between offending the elderly and upsetting our ears, we’d headed North, specifically to "The Golden bay", an area described as being one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations.  Being that we’d just fled Hanmer Springs due ...

Agony, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Agony

A travel blog entry by ramblingharveys

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... we joked to ourselves about it being a long way to go just to find a public toilet! Back we went, all 12 kilometres, to Golden Bay where we finally stopped on the road next to Golden Bay. Having had very little sleep, we woke up early to a very grey ...

The South Island begins, Pohara, New Zealand travel blog

The South Island begins

A travel blog entry by concon3546

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After a short stay in Wellington and a last minute mix up with our ferry tickets, we raced across town to make the boat. We were pulled over by the local authorities and asked what the hurry was. We quickly explained our plight and were whisked off ...

South Island Adventures, Marlborough Sounds / Nelson / Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

South Island Adventures

A travel blog entry by ejbandrmg

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... I almost gave up until we met someone coming the other way who assured us we didn't have so far to go!! We also went right up Golden Bay to Pakawau Holiday Park right on the beach - so a swim in the sea was a must, although a little chilly!! Fri 30th ...

Its a farmers life for me!, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Its a farmers life for me!

A travel blog entry by lauraclark

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... the ferry in the next few days over to Wellington - I then have about 3 and a bit weeks to explore the rest of New Zealand befor eheading to Australia just before christmas (i cant believe its almost here already!) Hope you are all well, keep in ...

Farewell Spit and the untouched beach, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Farewell Spit and the untouched beach

A travel blog entry by babyt

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... stretches out to for 35kms and its quite spectacular to see. The area is a bird sanctuary so it is the most protected area in New Zealand with limited vehicle access. Tours cost a fortune so we did it on the cheap and went up to a high viewpoint to take ...

Abel Tasman Trek, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman Trek

A travel blog entry by erikunterwegs

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"Sommer, Sonne Strand - und das alles im Dezember" - Das ist der Abel Tasman Trek, ein mehrtägiger Wanderweg an der Küste im Nordwesten der Südinsel. Nach einer Zeltnacht bei einem Hostel in Nelson, informierte ich mich im Doc-Infocenter ...

Abel Tasman National Park die Zweite, Abel Tasman National Park, Neuseeland travel blog

Abel Tasman National Park die Zweite

A travel blog entry by mophisto

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Heute wurde noch einmal der Abel Tasman National Park durchforstet. Mit dem Wassertaxi ging es zu einer Bucht, dann drei Stunden durch den Dschungel und an einer anderen Bucht wurden wir wieder eingesammelt. Alles war perfekt durchgeplant. Das Taxi ...

a rainy day in the golden bay, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

a rainy day in the golden bay

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka

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... to the next day. we were to visit one of the most picturesque and the most scenic parts of the south island - the golden bay. we charged all batteries for our cameras and went to bed with high expectations. when we woke up however our hight spirits ...

2 days off - Golden Bay, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

2 days off - Golden Bay

A travel blog entry by ilikebirds

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... waren wir ziemlich begeistert und entschieden uns an unseren zwei freien Tagen dorthin zu fahren. Die Fahrt von Kaiteriteri nach Golden Bay dauerte nur etwas ueber eine Stunde. Wir haben uns hinter Collingwood einen echt schoenen Campingplatz direkt am ...

Staying with Annie?, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Staying with Annie?

A travel blog entry by jarvis

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Willing & Abel Tasman, Totaranui, New Zealand travel blog

Willing & Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by lj.oz

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... . We set off after breakfast on a hike that would consume most of our day.  We got on the northward leading part of New Zealand's Great Walk. This fifty five kilometer trail starts some forty five kilometers south of us in the town of Marahau and for ...

Cliffhanger Compamy, Lake Rotoroa, New Zealand travel blog

Cliffhanger Compamy

A travel blog entry by lj.oz

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... Inn for one last time. Then after Takaka we made a little detour to Harwoods Hole. This 175 meter deep shaft is the deepest in New Zealand. After the drive up on the gravel, one lane hillside road we had to hike for forty minutes to reach the hole. The ...

Ins Wasser gefallen..., Totaranui, New Zealand travel blog

Ins Wasser gefallen...

A travel blog entry by ikeaelch

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Da habe ich endlich mal Pläne und was ist?! Sie fallen aufgrund von sehr starken Regenfällen ins Wasser! Buchstäblich... Eigentlich wollte ich von Totaranui aus in Richtung Abel Tasman National Park starten, aber es hat den gesamten ...

Golden Times, Golden Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Golden Times

A travel blog entry by cerikang

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... responsibilities and become beach house hippies. Our friend Amy, a kiwi who we’d met in South Korea, wasn’t returning to New Zealand until October but suggested that we stay at her late father’s beach house. ‘The Hub’ used ...

Motueka to Porha 27th May, Pohara, New Zealand travel blog

Motueka to Porha 27th May

A travel blog entry by crocks

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Well not a lot to report today only traveled about 60 odd kms but what a journey 9 miles up twisting roads and then 6 down and boy what a road, rain and mist all the way must admit to a bit of bum squeezing, Rob R if your reading this even you would ...

Abel Tasman et les Malborough Sounds, Totaranui, New Zealand travel blog

Abel Tasman et les Malborough Sounds

A travel blog entry by walkaboutons

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... . Nous verrons un gouffre de 173m. Âmes sujettes au vertige : s'abstenir. Après une nuit dans la Golden Bay, nous sommes prêtes à reprendre la quête de l'anneau que nous avions quelque peu délaissée, en nous arrêtant ...

Eine neue Perspektive, Pohara, New Zealand travel blog

Eine neue Perspektive

A travel blog entry by grundmann

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... und sich das Eis zwischen die Backen geschoben. Da mussten sich die beiden das Eis teilen. Und schließlich ging es noch zur Golden Bay. Der Strand aus groben Sand liegt schön weitläufig da und ist nicht so stark anfällig von Ebbe und Flut. ...

Day 161 Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Day 161 Abel Tasman

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

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... final stop before we were dropped off in the middle of Abel Tasman national park. The boat couldn't get too close to the shore as the bay was shallow so we had to take our shoes and socks off to walk in. For Sarah and I this was fine as were wearing ...

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