Travel Blogs from Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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Friends - Old and New, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Friends - Old and New

A travel blog entry by rich

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... , experiencing some close encounters with crabs that more often than not scared the living daylights out of me! I arrived back in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday and was given a warm welcome by Murray, Heather and the Japanese girls - the hostel has such ...

Just chilling!, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Just chilling!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... enjoyed listening to Audrey and Justin's flatmate Gordon...he is a really interesting character from Ireland, Scotland, Africa and New Zealand! He was difficult to understand at times, but his jokes were funny regardless! So the following morning ...

Moving on..., Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Moving on...

A travel blog entry by rich

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Today is my final day in Mount Maunganui, and what a special day it is after the birth of my oldest brother and sister-in-law's first child. It is strange being on the opposite side of the world right now, but I am so happy that everything has turned out ...

Torrential rain, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Torrential rain

A travel blog entry by rich

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... I shared similar music tastes with an English guy called George. On Saturday night, about 8 of us headed to the Cream Bar in Mount Maunganui as we'd heard that a good covers band was playing there. It was a really enjoyable night, although I drank way ...

The big game, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

The big game

A travel blog entry by rich

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... point, it was very pleasant after the previous nights debauchery! After stopping off at a lookout to see the sacred Green Lake, we drove back to Mount Maunganui where I relaxed for a full 10 minutes before it was time for work...no rest for the ...

First day back at The Mount, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

First day back at The Mount

A travel blog entry by rich

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... managed to get myself to Auckland without any more hiccups. There, I had to catch an altogether smaller plane for my transfer to Mount Maunganui, with just 2 aisles and 16 seats. Claudine had kindly offered to pick me up from the airport at 8.30am, and ...

The Kiwifruit Experience, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

The Kiwifruit Experience

A travel blog entry by rich

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... in Portuguese. Incidentally, my Spanish vocabulary is now into double figures, and I can now refer to Diego as 'lazy' in a variety of new words! So I'm into a set routine now, and will continue in the same vein for the next month or so. Therefore, I ...

Exercise, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Exercise

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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From Napier today our destination was Mount Maunganui, a little suburb of the bigger city of Tauranga. On the way we visited Taupo for some people to do some skydiving, and then back through Rotorua for a lunch stop. Oh the sweet sweet smells of Rotorua, ...

The end of a bloody good year!, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

The end of a bloody good year!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... reminisced about our kiwifruit days. As everyone dispersed to go surfing, I was joined outside by Steff, a German girl who'd been in New Zealand for nearly a year. Well, we ended up talking for over 2 hours, mostly about travelling, and I found her to ...

The Mount, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

The Mount

A travel blog entry by rich

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... . It was pretty tough I must admit, probably even worse than the infamous Devil's Staircase, but it was worth it. The views of Mount Maunganui were great as can be seen from the photos I've uploaded. It really is a picturesque place, and the town seems to ...

A BBQ at Christmas!, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

A BBQ at Christmas!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... I therefore researched the area by reading my Lonely Planet, planning which activities/walks I wanted to do along the way. My time in New Zealand is ticking by, so rather than waste more days sitting around, I wanted to get out there and see what else ...

Surf's up. Sort of., Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Surf's up. Sort of.

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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22/11/2011 We leave Rotorua by 9:30 for our hour drive to Mount Maunganui. It is a beautiful sea side town, much like we imagine a small Australian town to look like (we may be very wrong) with totally bodacious surf dudes in tow. We have a coffee and ...

Sunday Drive and Sky Dive, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Sunday Drive and Sky Dive

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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The day began at 6.30am as despite the fact that it was only a 2hr drive and the skydive wasn't scheduled until 10.30, we now know Michael likes to get places extremely early. Never mind, it was a relaxing drive and I managed to sleep for most of it. ...

California Dreamin' (for a while), Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

California Dreamin' (for a while)

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... just finish the day off.  Cycling is rubbish when it is this bad, wherever you are in the world. We arrived in Mount Maunganui and things changed.  The sail boats on the water reflected the sun that was now making things look good again.  ...

Intercontinental, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Intercontinental

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... down in the Auckland rain a little early.  We'd heard that due to its relatively small size and sensitive environment, New Zealand is very strict about what people bring in.  We declared our dirty footwear and natural soaps to avoid being ...

Cape Palliser to Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Cape Palliser to Mount Maunganui

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... of isolated islands dotting the deep blue sea made for some spectacular scenery.  On the long and winding road back to Mount Maunganui the super moon rose in all its glory, reminding us of Jason's sister Cheryl's wedding on the same occasion in ...

Best of NZ, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Best of NZ

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... Challenging but rewarding ice-climbing @ Fox Glacier Track - Walking through LOTR terrain on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing View - Mighty Mount Cook at sunset is unreal in a Truman show kinda way, especially the glowing snowy peaks at full moon Sunrise ...

Mount Mauganui to Auckland / L&P Café, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Mauganui to Auckland / L&P Café

A travel blog entry by olinorwell

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... extra passengers and headed towards Paeroa. Paeroa is the home of Lemon & Paeroa (known as L&P), a famous drink here in New Zealand. The adverts proclaim it to be “World Famous in New Zealand” (a joke for those not getting kiwi ...

Raft it!, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Raft it!

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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... it looks. One adventure activity a day was enough for us though. After that we headed north toward our next overnight stop, Mount Maunganui. We planned to stay 3 nights in Mount Maunganui. Looking back now we probably would have been fine with one ...

Rotorua and Coromandel Peninsula, Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua and Coromandel Peninsula

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel

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... park. During millions of years the water formed a tunnel into the rock which is now one of the top photo spots in New Zealand. More driving on winding roads brought us to Miranda Springs which had another nice campground with a hot water pool where we ...

From Hahei to Mt Maungan, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

From Hahei to Mt Maungan

A travel blog entry by bindannmalweg

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... where people smoke to much. But just for the night it might as well do. The morning starts with some exercise by climbing Mount Manganoui and catching amazing views of the surroundings. For comfort and warmth I want to buy a Jeans in a second hand shop ...

Holidaying in Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Holidaying in Mount Maunganui

A travel blog entry by kirst-leszek09

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... później. W niedzielę wieczór dołączyliśmy do Deb i chłopców w miejscowości Mount Maunganui. Mieszkaliśmy tam w domu letniskowym przyjaciół Deborah przy plaży, zaledwie 2 minuty od morza. W niedziele ...

Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Maunganui

A travel blog entry by belinda.cobby

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... brew it was! He's such a rebel! …lol Once we got back to the Holiday Park Nick and I walked around the base of The Mount which was really cool. I don't get much time with that handsome son of mine. Our plan tomorrow is to go to the summit, so I ...

Taupo - Rotorua- Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Taupo - Rotorua- Mount Maunganui

A travel blog entry by dandewey1974

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... gave us three one hour internet tokens in compensation, which was good of them. We got back on the bus and headed into Mount Maunganui, which was a lovely small town by the seaside. We were given a tour around it by our driver, where there was plenty ...

Mount what?, Mount maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Mount what?

A travel blog entry by polaw

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... try and put up some pictures so check if those are up. it was definately worth the extra night in rotorua. then i left for mount maunganui. we got here and i just chilled out a bit then after supper me and my newfie friends just hung out with some ...

So, what did you do today?, Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

So, what did you do today?

A travel blog entry by adivine3

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So, I woke up around 5 am in the passenger seat of my Mazda Familia.  Shifted to get 'comfortable' again, took another look at my view of the harbor, appreciated the sound of the lapping waves and then put on some tunes when I realized I wasn't ...

Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Maunganui

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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... bernachten - wobei 3 Jungs auf 8 Mädels keine schlechte Bilanz ist ;-) Heute morgen (28.10.12) sind wir den "Mount Maunganui" (ca. 230 Meter hoch) bestiegen und haben eine herrliche Aussicht genossen (siehe Bilder...). Mittlerweile sind wir in "Rotorua" ...

Time is flying by, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Time is flying by

A travel blog entry by sue.fenton.75

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 The days are ticking by very fast.  It is quite exciting having something to work towards and travelling is always a buzz.  We fly out to Nelson at 1:00pm this Saturday via Auckland. Chris, my 12 year old grandson, is ...

Katchafire, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Katchafire

A travel blog entry by jrpete81

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... from my dad...we blasted "Mandy," but that's about as far as we got. Frank and I headed to a concert on Friday night, a New Zealand reggae band called Katchafire. It was my first concert in a while, and they put on an impressive show. Tight harmonies, ...

Mt. Maunganui and a giant Kauri tree, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand travel blog

Mt. Maunganui and a giant Kauri tree

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... a lot of time in updating this blog. Yes lots of stories in my mind that had to be written down :-). Mount Maunganui: New Zealand's Surfer's Paradise My next destination on my way further up north (heading to Auckland for my flight to Australia and also ...

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