Travel Blogs from Manukau, New Zealand

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New Zealand Tour Comes to a Close, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand Tour Comes to a Close

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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The morning ride along the Seabird Coast of North East New Zealand was a beautiful start to our last few miles in the southern hemisphere. I think the excitement about USA had grown to such a height that we were ready to go, causing us to wake and pack ...

Big Ass Tree, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Big Ass Tree

A travel blog entry by jessntj

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... how to spell it wammaama or something). The road was nuts, twists and turns and up and down (Jess got very car sick). New Zealand is pretty much like this everywhere but this was different. About 40 min into the forest there is the worlds largest tree, ...

Low tide and our own private island, Manukau Harbour, New Zealand travel blog

Low tide and our own private island

A travel blog entry by rubin

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... drive was rewarding enough on its own.  An information placard at a scenic lookout informed us that the Manukau Harbor is the second-largest in New Zealand and was the site of the country’s deadliest shipwreck.  Apparently the pride of the ...

Last Stop on the Tour, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Last Stop on the Tour

A travel blog entry by pete-r

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... has a traffic-light controlled one-way bridge, so I couldn't stop for a photo of the wavy bit.) Then by the main roads to Manukau, where I did some external van cleaning and am now about to attempt packing my stuff before cleaning the inside. ...

House Party, Botany, New Zealand travel blog

House Party

A travel blog entry by stevecleverdon

I had a really lazy morning until about 1pm when I joined Chris to go pick Liz up from work. Rather than just coming home, we went for a little drive and I was shown Cockle Bay and then taken to Howick. We got out the car in Howick to have a look around ...

Countryside Villages and winding roads, Clevedon, New Zealand travel blog

Countryside Villages and winding roads

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

Instead of taking the motorway to Auckland we took the smaller roads along the coast stopping on the way when we saw some nice looking spots. The landscapes around the winding roads were what seem to be typical for the North Island; green rolling hills ...

Joe Cocker's band, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Joe Cocker's band

A travel blog entry by kirksabroad

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Well, we made it at last to New Zealand after 30-odd hours of travelling. The first flight, Heathrow to LA was pretty good, lots of empty seats so we all had a row each. Second leg, LA to Auckland was packed but we managed to get a bit of sleep, which ...

Two more sleeps...., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Two more sleeps....

A travel blog entry by daryl75

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... the wish list together and helping with the flights, cruise and train journeys.  I would say to Daryl, "well, I am off to New York today", as that day I was going to be looking into that part of our trip.  I feel like I have already ...

From the South to the North, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

From the South to the North

A travel blog entry by jeffandlynds

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... of you who don't know who they are they are Sally’s ( dads wife) brother and wife and baby boy, they emigrated to New Zealand in Decembers 2009. We had a nice evening just chatting, drinking beer and finding out about their new lives. We left at ...

Mal wieder warten auf unser Auto!, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Mal wieder warten auf unser Auto!

A travel blog entry by abenteuer-nz

Auf unserem Weg in Richtung Northland mussten wir einen Zwischenstopp in der Naehe von Auckland einlegen. Seit einiger Zeit leuchtete die Batterie unseres Autos in regelmaessigen Abstaenden auf. Deswegen fuhren wir zu Doro und Darren, wo wir das Auto ...

Russell to Manukau, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Russell to Manukau

A travel blog entry by maryisabelle

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Here is the route that we took: Short drive from Russell to Okiato Short ferry Okiato to Opua Drive Opua to Paihia Drive from Paihia to Omapere, apparently this is the original stagecoach route. This drive was absolutely fabulous, the scenery was ...

Parnell & Spookers, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Parnell & Spookers

A travel blog entry by martinastravels

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Parnell ar Aucklands alsta forort och tycker om att se sig som en by. Aven om de enda traktorer som man ser ar de SUV's som kors av rika fotbolls mammor. Parnell har ett oforklarligt urval av billigt boende, aven om det ar tveksamt om backpackers kommer ...

Awhitu Peninsula, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Awhitu Peninsula

A travel blog entry by martinastravels

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... ut till Awhitu Peninsula. Awhitu Peninsula, som stracker sig norrut fran Waiuku, erbjuder nagra av de basta utsikterna over bade Manukau harbour och den robusta vastkusten langs Tasman sea. Awhitu betyder 'place of longing' i Maori. Vi stannade ...

American’s arrive, first visitor is slotted,, Howick, New Zealand travel blog

American’s arrive, first visitor is slotted,

A travel blog entry by kuhlman5

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... all the way from, "The Harbor" (Gig Harbor, that is)!  They were spending 10 days on a father/daughter trip and chose New Zealand as their destination!  Good choice we might add!  They really went for it…hikes, bikes, spas, the luge, ...

Destination Reached, Whitford, New Zealand travel blog

Destination Reached

A travel blog entry by markpio

It's been a couple of days since landing in Auckland, and the stress of Canadian winters and office work has almost completely melted away. Right now the weather is a balmy 26 and sunny, with a a pleasant ocean breeze. My uncle's farm is maybe a 1/2 ...

The night before, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

The night before

A travel blog entry by investa

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Stayed at the Novotel opposite the international terminal. New hotel but some downsides such as no refrigeration in the room due to a faulty batch waiting to be replaced.   Went down to the restaurant for a meal and asked if I ...

Rugby, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Rugby

A travel blog entry by martinastravels

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... eller vad! Senare pa kvallen hade de aven schyst live musik dar. Men vi var sa klart tvugna att hoppa pa taget till Manukau efter tolv da det sista taget gick. Trots det en toppen kvall! Dagen efter tog vi det lungt med stor frukost. ...

Day 3 - Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Day 3 - Auckland

A travel blog entry by paolosuth

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Last full day in the City of Sails. Today we're spending the day in the city and it's all about 'The Jump' Sounds like a dreadful game show :) I'd agreed to wear my t-shirt gifted to me by Rachel for payback for referring to her as the tourist for last 2 ...

Karekare & Piha beach, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Karekare & Piha beach

A travel blog entry by martinastravels

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I forra veckan var jag ledig i 3 dagar. Torsdag, fredag och lordag. De forsta tva dagarna tog jag det lungt. Laste och sag pa film. Ett tips: Se forgudsskull inte "The bucther boy!" Nar Paul kom hem fran jobbet undrade han vad som hade hant nar han sag ...

Auckland and back, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland and back

A travel blog entry by suemckee

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... at SENZ, it was brilliant - thoroughly enjoyed it.  Rob's mum and sister didn't last the distance and took off to Manukau shops, while NIcky and I drooled over all the stands.  Five hours later we emerged and went our separate ways, she back to ...

Ready to go!, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Ready to go!

A travel blog entry by martyman

Bit of last minute rushing around (as always before a trip). Monty dropped off to Debbie and Kieran (thank you!), lawns done, bags packed, ESTA's checked, passports - check. We checked in and got our confirmed seats (standby is so last year... lol) and ...

Waterfalls and wine, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Waterfalls and wine

A travel blog entry by angelahr

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... . The falls are 26m high and about 15-20m across. The water coming down looks pretty powerful. After that we drive straight down to Manukau. We go to the shopping centre there to get Gary some new boxers as his broke in the washing machine. We then go to ...

Counting my Blessings, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Counting my Blessings

A travel blog entry by saradehner

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... ;m not sure what god I pleased in a past life to have been granted such an amazing opportunity to visit a place as inviting as New Zealand, but I sure am grateful. The Rew's generosity towards me has just been overwhelming. I really don’t know how I ...

XTERRA Auckland Trail Run Series (5) Whitford, Whitford, New Zealand travel blog

XTERRA Auckland Trail Run Series (5) Whitford

A travel blog entry by movebutt

http://www.totalsport.co.nz/events/totalsport_2011_events_schedule7.pdf Mid run ...

New Zealand - home of the Kiwi!, MANUREWA, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand - home of the Kiwi!

A travel blog entry by booloutravels

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... and hear some great music and it was nice to see people 'dressed up' for church - including the polynesian men in traditional dress.  The end of our first week arrived way too soon, we counted our blessings!   We are loving New Zealand!! ...

...and they were PINK!!!, MANUREWA, New Zealand travel blog

...and they were PINK!!!

A travel blog entry by booloutravels

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....so if you really want to see something unusual, you must visit Sheep World, about an hour's drive north of Auckland.  One cannot help but take a double-take..there are about 10 florescent pink sheep in the field by the entrance gate!!!  Yes ...

Home, East Tamaki Heights, New Zealand travel blog

Home

A travel blog entry by novy.ng

I landed last night and was surprised with how humid it is. I've been wanting to come home since leaving Istanbul for the pure reason that I had no more real plans in Europe. But really I didn't really want to come home, I just want be home where I have ...

Devonport, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Devonport

A travel blog entry by martinastravels

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Det nagot speciellt med resor som bara tar 10 minuter till en destination. I det har fallet med farja, och kanslan av att du befinner sig nagon helt annanstanns. En resa till Devonport, mittemot Auckland city, ar inte exakt en resa tillbaka i tiden, men ...

K' Rd & Ponsonby, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

K' Rd & Ponsonby

A travel blog entry by martinastravels

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... varsin ol och snackade och vilade vara ben innan det blev dags att saga hej da till Rob och hoppa pa taget tillbaka till Manukau. I taget ringde min mobil. Det var Amy fran jobbet. Hon berattade att Jarry hade skadat sig valdigt illa pa jobbet under dagen ...

Manukau, Manukau, New Zealand travel blog

Manukau

A travel blog entry by angierich

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... experience as the cross winds were so strong that my knuckles were white from gripping the steering wheel. I know it's a total cliche but the scenery and landscape in New Zealand is just amazing (as ye will see from the many photos we have taken so ...

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