Travel Blogs from Opononi, New Zealand

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The Kauri Coast, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

The Kauri Coast

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... . Our primarly reason for travelling this route back towards Auckland is to see the huge kauri trees that once grew in abundance in New Zealand. Most of been cut down for lumber (used primarly in making masts for ships; there are now just a few left. ...

Guess what Dave did?!, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Guess what Dave did?!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... little trip and cheaper than a proper one through the Bay of Islands! Then started driving directly west towards the west coast. Got to Opononi which is an inlet leading to the sea and has a huge sand bar at the end which must be great for sand ...

Kauri, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Kauri

A travel blog entry by ramblingharveys

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New Zealand felt very much like home, not only was the language the same, they drive on the left, once out of Auckland the landscape was reminiscent of the wilder parts of Wiltshire and inevitably it was raining! However, the longer we spent on the road ...

Opo, the gay dolphin!, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Opo, the gay dolphin!

A travel blog entry by decemberchick

Took a different route back from paihia with the magic ...

From the forests to the Bay of Plenty, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

From the forests to the Bay of Plenty

A travel blog entry by awitti

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... return so that we can explore New Plymouth. So far I have to say that without a doubt the most impressive thing about New Zealand is the variety.  We had a 20 min period today where we went from midwest style farmland/cattle grazing to ridiculously ...

On the Magic bus - stop #2, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

On the Magic bus - stop #2

A travel blog entry by halenann

There was the most beautiful harbor EVER here (i'll post pics later) and a cool tropical forest that we got to walk ...

Whangarei Falls, Abby Caves, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Whangarei Falls, Abby Caves

A travel blog entry by moss1823

... making it tower over everything around it. This gave it a very majestic effect. Iowa is much less rural than this part of New Zealand with one gas station for every three towns and restaurants closing at 4pm on Saturday nights. We bought gas for the ...

‘The return of the snowdrops...’, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

‘The return of the snowdrops...’

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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We set off from the campsite at 9:30 and backtracked up the road to NZ’s largest Kauri tree ‘Tane Mahuta’… this was worth it, the oldest Kauri tree alive, somewhere between 1200 - 2000 years old. And we think our Oaks in Britain ...

Opononi and Omapere, Opononi and Omapere, New Zealand travel blog

Opononi and Omapere

A travel blog entry by jonandfay

... to head back to Auckland because WE'RE GOING TO SEE TENACIOUS D on 11th January!  We stopped at these twin towns called Opononi and Omapere.  They were really nice and we met 2 really nice American ladies!  So back in Auckland again at the ...

Stop over, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Stop over

A travel blog entry by aldo80

Quick stop off with great views, will put picks up ...

Opo the Dolphin from the 50's!!, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Opo the Dolphin from the 50's!!

A travel blog entry by littlelow

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... sad day, a very jealous man, Shot Opo! and killed her, and so Opo was buried in Omarere, which is sort of the same town as opononi, so we walked past where she was buried, and on the night we were talking to a Maori guy, really lovely man, who said ...

Hitting the Road, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Hitting the Road

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... of the Forest” which is THE biggest tree we have ever seen. It is also the world's largest living kauri and New Zealand's largest tree. The forest itself was incredible – very primordial and Jurassic Park-like. Since it's their off season ...

NZ North Island tour highlights, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

NZ North Island tour highlights

A travel blog entry by comfortsontour

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... Lake Taupo is roughly the same size as the area of land covered by Singapore. Which interestingly has a very similar population to New Zealand about 4.5 million. So, in effect the entire population of New Zealand could live in the space taken up by this ...

Opononi, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Opononi

A travel blog entry by eandx

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... . In 1996 we spent some time in Vienna at the Hundertwasser museum and read how the self-proclaimed green Genius went to New Zealand as he had a better chance to fulfill his artist dream and lifestyle. This involved merging modern living more with nature, ...

Hokianga, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Hokianga

A travel blog entry by travlingal

Opononi, Waipoura Kauri trees, more heavy rain, Kauhi Farm ...

Luxury room in Opononi, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Luxury room in Opononi

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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The northern tip of New Zealand was the last bit of the country to explore and we set of on a 4 day scenic drive from Auckland to explore the remote and cultural northland. First stop was Lake Kaliwi on the west coast. Amazingly soft white sand, not at ...

Dunes and Trees, Opononi, Waiwera, New Zealand travel blog

Dunes and Trees

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... couple of hours. We stopped off to sea a big tree- sorry, I dont do it justice. It was a Kauri tree, the biggest in New Zealand (I think) at least in volume- and was 50m high and 15m circumference. It reminded me of the tree in the hundred acre wood ...

Opononi, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Opononi

A travel blog entry by aggi

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... , dass dieser Baum, so ne Art Obergott ist, naja auf jeden Fall ist er gross ;-) Meine erste Uebernachtung war dann in Opononi, in einem sehr nettem Hostel, dessen Namen ich leider vergessen habe. Der Ort liegt dierekt am Strand von dem aus man ...

Kauri Forests, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Kauri Forests

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... , where I had internet work to do, possibly saving my last day for an excursion to the Islands near Auckland. After the night in Opononi, we drove along the west coast, stopping at the south head of the river. The weather was cloudy and windy, but quite ...

Ton-eus and the Underworld, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Ton-eus and the Underworld

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

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... thing about traveling off season - you get all these beautiful places to yourself. Back in the Spaceship Orion for the journey to Opononi at the northern tip of the longest beach in NZ.  Got there quite late so just parked, made dinner and read ...

Giant trees of the Kauri Forest, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Giant trees of the Kauri Forest

A travel blog entry by marcmsm

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I got into Opononi quite late at night and did my usual nowhere booked to stay and hadnt even looked at the old bible to see where the hostels where.. Anyway first hostel full and so was the second.. hadnt really realised that this town was so small ...

Up, Up and Opononi, Opononi to Ramarama, New Zealand travel blog

Up, Up and Opononi

A travel blog entry by samc

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Having departed the glorious Bay of Islands after something of a relaxing yet equally exciting day, we headed straight for Opononi on the west coast of New Zealand. Now to say that it was a small place would be something of an understatement, but rush ...

26/12: melbourne oz up at 6am too early ..., Opononi, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

26/12: melbourne oz up at 6am too early ...

A travel blog entry by totterolletjie

... : 'If you drink, and you drive, you're a bloody idiot!' Love the Ozzie sense of subtlety! A 4-hour flight and I arrive in New Zealand. Ed and Chevonne waiting patiently at Arrivals, ready to whisk me away on a whirlwind tour of the North Island. Ed and ...

Overlooking a giant sand dune and goats, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Overlooking a giant sand dune and goats

A travel blog entry by mikeandgem

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Opononi! We stayed on a campsite full of small goats, overlooking a huge sand dune across the water. Thats about it! O yeah - there were various memorials around to a now deceased dolphin who had apparently become so tame it would let children ride ...

On the Road Again, Omapere/Opononi and all those inbetween, New Zealand travel blog

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by darcye

Goodday, all!! Well, here I am back on the road. It was a hell of a farewell party and a teary goodbye to Whitianga. I've had some change of plans, as you do, and am heading to the South Island tomorrow. So, I wanted to do some Northland travels ...

Sand boarding and Kauri trees, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Sand boarding and Kauri trees

A travel blog entry by budgie

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On to the dunes of Opononi for beach fun and optional sand boarding . Then on to Waipoua Forest to explore the giant Kauri trees. we travelled the Hibiscus Coast to camp at the famous Waiwera hot pools for a relaxing ...

Trees and lakes, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Trees and lakes

A travel blog entry by roee_keren

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This day was about looking at old (35,000 years) Kaori trees. and swimming at the Wai-something lakes. ...

West coast Northern Island, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

West coast Northern Island

A travel blog entry by chrito

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... Mahuta", Lord of the Forest, ist 2000 Jahre alt und hat fast 14 Meter Stammumfang... Sehr eindrücklich! Wir übernachten in Opononi und Matakohe und machen am nächsten Tag nochmals einen Abstecher nach Auckland, da wir einige Dinge im B&B vergessen ...

Wellington/Opononi/Paihia, Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Wellington/Opononi/Paihia

A travel blog entry by aek

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Hi, Our last entry for New Zealand - cannot believe it - the time has flown by.   We arrived in Wellington on St Patrick's day and it was so busy.  Such a quick transfer from port to YHA which was like a 5 star hotel.   Ensuite ...

Opononi 'over and out', Opononi, New Zealand travel blog

Opononi 'over and out'

A travel blog entry by greatbigsummer2

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Just a short stop in Opononi on our way up north. We stayed little camp ground ($16 ea) next door to the lighthouse motel which for the record doesn't have a real lighthouse (unless you count a small fibreglass model out by the road). We went for a quick ...

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