Travel Blogs from Opotiki, New Zealand

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Hicks Bay - Opotiki, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Hicks Bay - Opotiki

A travel blog entry by richardsaunders

Well we were on the most eastly point in new zealand now so we had to make the effort of getting up in the morning to take some photos but it was a little dissapointing due to it being over cast but you cant have everything (something you really reliase ...

East as, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

East as

A travel blog entry by aislingsings

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We've hit the East Cape which is definitely off the beaten-track. Thanks to a combination of lack of important information in the Lonely Planet and lack of competence from Kirsty (our non-driving cook/tour guide) we ended up going off the beaten-track of ...

Stayed south of Opotiki, at wairata, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Stayed south of Opotiki, at wairata

A travel blog entry by littlelow

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Stayed on the best scenic reserve at Wairata, south of Opotiki, It's on the highway number 2, and you see some amazing views on the ...

The Beach Beckons, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

The Beach Beckons

A travel blog entry by braamer

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... -appreciation. The coast brings me peace. From Rotorua, British Joe and I headed for the Bay of Plenty, and a hostel called "The Opotiki Beach House". This place gave me the coastal fix I needed, with a great deck, and a view of the waves crashing on ...

What I want!, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

What I want!

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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Distance 45.9km, 16.5km/hr After leaving teh hostel at which I was the only guest I cycled to Opotiki, along the way I made a decision: I WANT A DOG! Now don't ask me for detailed logistcal questions, this is not a complete plan, it is a goal or ambition. ...

Leaving Auckland, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Leaving Auckland

A travel blog entry by debted

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We are on the road now....headed to east coastal road towards Waihi and on to Ohope beach. Roadside beaches all along the way of fine black sand....easy to walk on.  Our final stop of the day  ...

Will weed for food!, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Will weed for food!

A travel blog entry by dontedo

... and I have left Auckland. We traveled down to the south east, still on the north Island towards Gisborne. Our first stop is Opotiki. That's where we are right now. Very nice family, good food (I've heard about some shitty places..!!). We work three ...

meeting the Wheelers from down under, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

meeting the Wheelers from down under

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... of the East Cape. From Gisborne we had 2 choices either a 2 day trip round the coast road or 1 day through a big gorge to Opotiki. The lure of a Manuka oil factory and shop on the coast road sent us that way. It was the right choice the coast road and ...

go east, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

go east

A travel blog entry by mirja

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Na gut, wenn ich keine Arbeit kriege, dann fahre ich halt weiter. Nach Osten diesmal. War schoen zu fahren und ich habe auf dem Eg in Te Puke eine Riesenkiwischeibe entdeckt. Kiwis, das ist das tolle an Neuseeland, wachsen hier auf den Baeumchen. Und ...

Opotiki - bei Tom und Marie, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Opotiki - bei Tom und Marie

A travel blog entry by stollmusic

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In Opotiki haben wir bei den Eltern von Paddy, unserem neuseeländischen Couchsurfer (er war im Mai mit seiner Freundin Kirby bei uns in Hamburg) gewohnt, d.h. wir haben bei ihnen im Garten gezeltet, das Gästehaus war von zwei Woofern besetzt. Das Haus ...

Opotiki, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Opotiki

A travel blog entry by ange_and_bas

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Mum and dad's new stompin ...

another quickie, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

another quickie

A travel blog entry by giveitaway

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Hey folks, I'm rockin' a farm in the Waioeka Gorge, about 14 k's from the lovely coastal town of Opotiki. We've got a 4-wheeler for flying through the paddocks, 5 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat, chickens, a river (with a lovely rope), kayaks, glow-worms, and ...

Te Kaha, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Te Kaha

A travel blog entry by nikki_m_33

We woke up this morning and we were still alive! Wahooo! We left the camper park and just parked up outside as we wanted to walk down Tolaga bay wharf, it was hugeeee! 300 meters long out into the ocean. We then saw some crazy fools jump off half way ...

Von WAIUKU in den Bush zur OPOTIKI LODGE, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Von WAIUKU in den Bush zur OPOTIKI LODGE

A travel blog entry by gunni

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... dieses Tun als ‚Spiel‘ betrachteten, so wurde mir erklaert. Diese Betrachtungsweise hat sich bis heute nicht geaendert. Die Opotiki Lodge, auf die wir fuhren, hatte einen grossen Bestand von Rotwild, Wildschwei- nen, weissen Hirschen und den ...

The East Cape, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

The East Cape

A travel blog entry by brianburkhardt

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I started the East Cape Circuit with all my gear - so far the roads are empty, the scenery is amazing and the hills have never been tougher.  I spent about a week at a Farmstay, just helping clean the hostel and work with the horses some to pay ...

Mar 25, 2010, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Mar 25, 2010

A travel blog entry by newzealand2010

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Journeys End Ranch, Matawai, New Zealand travel blog

Journeys End Ranch

A travel blog entry by travlguru

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... want be to get accustomed to driving if i want to borrow their car so they let me drive the first 40 mins to a town called Opotiki.  I didn't think it was going to feel that weird and awkward to drive on the other side of the car and road but ...

Dog Trial and Road Block Party, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Dog Trial and Road Block Party

A travel blog entry by travlguru

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... the Huntaway hill climb. The Huntaway is a large, strongly-built breed of dog used for general sheep herding tasks in New Zealand, where they originate, but especially for driving sheep away from the shepherd, hence their name. They are usually black and ...

Bay of Plenty and NZ Mikes family, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Bay of Plenty and NZ Mikes family

A travel blog entry by cheeseandcarrie

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... walked along the superb beach and had a swim in the sea. We also got in touch with Mike Howe's Aunt Jackie and Uncle Tony in Opotiki. We headed to their house and as always were taken in, fed, watered and given a bed. They have a huge family and they are ...

A Taste of the Bay of Plenty, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

A Taste of the Bay of Plenty

A travel blog entry by alicia.

... time I'd really spent time with anyone Maori.  Norma was taking Maori language classes and seemed eager to highlight the Maori aspects of New Zealand for me.  Neil had a lot of opinions on a lot of things, and a lot of time to think about ...

Overleven op de boerderij, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Overleven op de boerderij

A travel blog entry by cb_goes_again

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Na een busrit waarin ik over allerlei onderwerpen met mijn Amerikaanse buurman had zitten praten, kwam ik aan in Opotiki. Mijn spullen bij elkaar rapend, zocht ik om me heen naar de man bij wie ik de komende week door zou gaan brengen. Voorheen had ik ...

Active marine volcano crater, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Active marine volcano crater

A travel blog entry by perkins2013

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... I, went fishing! The advice on this area is that it is a great place to relax and unwind and some of the best fishing in New Zealand so we used this opportunity for Lucy to relax for me to bother some fish with a hook and line! We found two beaches ...

15.-16.1. Opotiki, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

15.-16.1. Opotiki

A travel blog entry by murtinz

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Bereits am Vormittag erreichten wir diesmal unser Ziel Opotiki. Der Ort an sich erinnert eher an eine Geisterstadt. Nicht nur, dass so wenig los ist, auch die Leute sehen aus wie Geister. Aber der Holidaypark hier liegt direkt an einem wunderschoenen ...

Opotiki, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Opotiki

A travel blog entry by patoucenny

Opotiki ...

Gisborne- Waioeka Gorge, Waioeka Gorge Reserve, New Zealand travel blog

Gisborne- Waioeka Gorge

A travel blog entry by midge88

... It was a Lovely scenic drive and was very relaxing, we stopped for a short break in the farm lands where we tested out our new thermos with tea and for Marc pea soup. As we arrived into the Gorge the roads became narrower, windy and more scenic. There ...

so nice we stay 2 nights, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

so nice we stay 2 nights

A travel blog entry by dkgilmore

... they clear by 9am to another glorious day. We decide the stay and put laundry on and organize the camper and computer. Drive into Opotiki and walk around the "town".. it is Sunday and everything is closed save for 2 café's so we drive to little area of ...

Home in Opotiki, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Home in Opotiki

A travel blog entry by katieontherun

One day Kept weeding in the flower garden after I had an initial day off and we went horse-riding through their beautiful eucalypt forest on the second day. I've been eating good, enjoying life and sitting in the sun. Sam the pig got killed and his head ...

A few days with 'Mr Scrooge', Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

A few days with 'Mr Scrooge'

A travel blog entry by bekznz

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I got the bus up to a small beach town called Opotiki, to helpX with a woman setting up a marine education centre. It was agreed Id do some painting and general restoration work and discuss our ideas on what could be done with the centre.  So Im at ...

Photograph story, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Photograph story

A travel blog entry by daretoknow

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I have been having quite a reflective time. It's all good. I hope you like the photographs - it's the only story I want to share right ...

Out from Opotiki, Opotiki, New Zealand travel blog

Out from Opotiki

A travel blog entry by johnmyers2

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... Mozart's music - 'too many notes', only instead of notes in NZ you would say 'too many views'. Our journey from Napier to Opotiki was via Gisborne and then on route 2 which skirts the Raukumara Mountain Range. Again the roads went up and down and round ...

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