Travel Blogs from Karekare, New Zealand

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Buying a car in New Zealand, Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Buying a car in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... , all makes and models, but only a few caught my eye. Anyone planning on spending more than a couple of months travelling in New Zealand should seriously consider buying a cheap car to tour around in. Relative to other countries car ownership is quite ...

James Morrison in concert, Aotea Centre, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

James Morrison in concert

A travel blog entry by jawad

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When James Morrison comes to town for a one night only concert with the Auckland Philharmonia, the last thing you expect is for him to be playing your Euphonium on stage. Well, that's exactly what happened to Ross today. We had been looking forward ...

Her Courage Will Change The World, Bethells Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Her Courage Will Change The World

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... numbered. With less than a week left, it would've made sense for us to focus solely on Auckland. Most people would. It's New Zealand's largest, most well-known city and has a myriad of things to experience and explore. But Katie and I aren't most ...

Walking through the Waitakere Ranges, Whatipu, Waitakere Ranges, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Walking through the Waitakere Ranges

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Anniversary weekend is when Auckland celebrates it's city status and everyone takes Monday off work. This translates to a nicely timed Bank Holiday just before the end of the school summer holidays. Robert, Sebastian, Hendrik and I decided that we ...

New Zealand premier of No 2, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand premier of No 2

A travel blog entry by jawad

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What better way to start the long weekend than by attending the New Zealand premier of "No 2" at the opening night of the Open Air Cinema. I had attended screenings here before, during the first season back in 2004, so I knew that I was in for a treat. ...

Overnight somewhere!, Aucklandish, New Zealand travel blog

Overnight somewhere!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrival: South Island, Rapaki, New Zealand travel blog

Arrival: South Island

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Our plane to Christchurch on the South Island flies smoothly. The only oddity is the security routine, where they confiscate my shaving cream. It has traveled on a dozen planes across several countries and continents, but seems too dangerous to transport ...

Auckland Band Association Contest, Kaipatiki Theatre, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland Band Association Contest

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Within hours of being back in Auckland I was asked if I could play at the Auckland Band Association contest with my old band. Three rehearsals and a week later I found myself in familiar territory again; on the contest stage with my friends from ...

Auckland, Coromandel, Hahei, Hamilton, etc, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland, Coromandel, Hahei, Hamilton, etc

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... until one cam strolling along in 1940. We also did some easy hikes in Tararua Forest Park. WELLINGTON The capital of New Zealand only has a population of about half a million, and is in a beautiful location with a magnificent harbor and ...

Busking and flying., Aukland, New Zealand travel blog

Busking and flying.

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... coming up to the check-in line (about a mile long) at 6:35, I began to have serious doubts about making the plane. Fortunately New zealand Air staff are just as friendly and helpful as the Kiwis at large are. I was hustled to the front of the line, ...

Playing Guitar on a Volcano, Rangitoto Island, New Zealand travel blog

Playing Guitar on a Volcano

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... whether this is entirely correct, but from what I understand 'the hole' that we know so much about, pretty much sits over New Zealand and Antarctica, making the sun a lot more dangerous. It really is fierce here and can have nasty consequences. They ...

Piha Beach, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Piha Beach

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Feb 13, Piha Beach, Auckland area Back toward Auckland area, in a little tin can of a house… a bit like the cabins one can rent at Apex ski village back home…only one room really divided over two stories, and an ...

Rock and Roll, Karekare, New Zealand travel blog

Rock and Roll

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Cool volcanic sandy beach and surrounding rocks with tell-tale signs of its long and turbulent history. ...

New Zealand. North Island Update, Aukland, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand. North Island Update

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... 'life breath'. Truly a great evening full of learning and entertainment. The greeting. Right now we're in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. It's pissing rain here right now but we're told it's going to clear up. Tomorrow we're off to the South ...

T(issues), Piha, New Zealand travel blog

T(issues)

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Our arrival was perfectly timed to enjoy breathtaking Piha by sunset. Surfer silhouettes against a multi-coloured backdrop. A spectacular but scary beach! The waves are all over the place, coming in/out from all angles. Easy to see why a lifesaver ...

South Island Update - New Zealand, Aukalnd, New Zealand travel blog

South Island Update - New Zealand

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... opportunity to experience the thrills first hand and now it was time to share them with 'the little lady'. One can not leave the New Zealand with out experiencing the thrill of the bungy jump! Now, Mamma Keane, I know I promised to keep your little girl ...

Out Exploring Again, Little Huia, New Zealand travel blog

Out Exploring Again

A travel blog entry by joparky

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We woke up to a beautiful day, bright blue skies and the sun was shining so we decided to go exploring the area close to the house we would love to settle in. The car seems to drive itself to Titirangi now without the sat nav!  We called in at ...

In the Land of the Kiwi's, The Northland, New Zealand travel blog

In the Land of the Kiwi's

A travel blog entry by suesthegrl

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... Sharks. It's no wonder that more humans don't get eaten... lucky for us, we taste bad. Most of the rock around New Zealand is volcanic and this area was no exception. The various eruptions have made an amazing labryinth of caves and tunnels both above ...

Hunting kiwis, Kaihu, New Zealand travel blog

Hunting kiwis

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

Tues 6 March A quiet day before the expedition to spot the kiwis. in Trounson Kauri Park. After the usual maintenance trips - supermarket, blog, cash machine - we headed back to the Waipoua Forest Visitors' Centre and set off on one of their forest ...

Aotearoa-3nd try, Red Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Aotearoa-3nd try

A travel blog entry by epbrody

... of May 3, I apologize.l.a slip of the cursor!! Aotearoa (ah-o-tay-ah-roa), Maori for Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand. We arrived on January 2. The flight was excellent. The most impressive part of the plane trip was the sunrise over the ...

Piha surfing, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Piha surfing

A travel blog entry by fwice

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The top end of NZ, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

The top end of NZ

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

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Mon 5 March This weather is boring - hot and sunny. Left Waikapakauri to drive 100km up the 1F to the most northerly point (?) of NZ at Cape Reinga. Steph drove us up - leg Ok now, but not quite ready for the Himalayas yet. Twisty and windy at first, ...

Aukland, Aukland, New Zealand travel blog

Aukland

A travel blog entry by dam

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__11____rock on____, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

__11____rock on____

A travel blog entry by intothewild02

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Piha was just an overnight stop as we were making our way up north to the Bay of Islands. it turned out to be a choice spot though. i was up early enough to catch the sun rising on Lion Rock, this massive rock that thrusts skyward between two beaches. ...

Blimey, i feel ugly., Sydney, New Zealand travel blog

Blimey, i feel ugly.

A travel blog entry by kiffster65

Firstly, i know Sydney isn't in New Zealand, but just keeping up with my map pin, want it to give an accurate route and stuff, anyway, as promised here was the good parts about Sydney, managed to do quite a bit of stuff in my three days............... ...

Trip to Whatapu, Little Huia, New Zealand travel blog

Trip to Whatapu

A travel blog entry by joparky

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... how right they were! The beach is about 25 minutes from our house and the drive to it is beautiful too :-)  through the New Zealand rainforest, through Huia and Little Huia and then down a twisty gravel road.  But well worth it.  Of all ...

bye bye nz, Aukland, New Zealand travel blog

bye bye nz

A travel blog entry by halfeatenapple

so.... my last sleep was in aukland, we arrived to be greeted by buckets of rain and i couldn't wait for fiji and sun. me and naomi explored a lot and this morning i got insulted by the spanish guy in my room, who tried to tell me something but his ...

Beach House Resort -- Fiji!, Coral Coast, New Zealand travel blog

Beach House Resort -- Fiji!

A travel blog entry by sanjohnno

... its where they filmed celebrity love island.  I just chilled and recharged my batteries there.  A wee rest after the madness of New Zealand and the future madness of SE Asia was just what i wanted, lovely jubley :-) Ill try not to rub it in ...

Final day, Aukland, New Zealand travel blog

Final day

A travel blog entry by valcro101

... to look at the roses. Then we had our last fish'n chips for lunch and found the airport with no trouble. Well it is 6:28pm here and our flight leaves at 8:00pm so Valerie and I will enjoy the last full hour that we have in New Zealand an be home ...

April fools, Aukland, New Zealand travel blog

April fools

A travel blog entry by hotteawhereever

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We made it....ofcourse not without any hiccups...our flight was delayed by i day....when we (Katie,Ryan and myself) went to confirm our flights they said there was no flight leaving...eventually we realised we were in the wrong airline office! ...

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