Travel Blogs from Opunake, New Zealand

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Surf Highway, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Surf Highway

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... our pace as we sped along the clock face coastal highway for a better look. We didn't get it. There's a cracking little camp in Opunake down by the beach, albeit a funny old place. You'd think they haven't seen a new face around here in a loooong ...

adventure weekend cont., Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

adventure weekend cont.

A travel blog entry by alexinnz

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... Waverly for some lunch, which we could just stop and make in our camper van. House on wheels = best thing ever. We got to Opunake Beach Park before the sun went down and were able to explore the beach a little. After dinner Chad, Angelique and I went for ...

Volcano, falls and beach!, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Volcano, falls and beach!

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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... not a cloud to be seen. We had decided that since we had a heavy day yesterday we would not go too far today and choose Opunake Beach as our final destination, over looking the Tasman Sea. We though of you all in Australia - just across the sea! Our first ...

The North Island, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

The North Island

A travel blog entry by ed_and_yvette

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... as well so it took ages (our table fell out of it's holder due to the bumpiness of the road!). Eventually we came to Opunake - near Mt Taranake. Mt Taranake is a proper volcano (i.e. it is very pointed with steep sides). We even managed to see the top ...

Making our way back North, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Making our way back North

A travel blog entry by littlelow

We stopped at Levin on our way up, very unaventful, then stopped overnight at Opunake, and then the following day went to Ted and Dels house, had some lunch with them and a really nice afternoon and we carried on up north towards the ...

Surf Highway 45, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Surf Highway 45

A travel blog entry by greatbigsummer2

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... time to hit the road so we left on Surf Highway 45 (no I didn't make that up it is actually called that) headed for Opunake. We passed through a couple of small towns along the way, the whole time keeping on eye out for the elusive Mount Taranaki. We got ...

We go tramping on Mt. Taranaki, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

We go tramping on Mt. Taranaki

A travel blog entry by thannigan

... ; We can hear the stream rushing over rocks near us, but we only briefly catch glimpses of it.  Many of the tracks in New Zealand were developed from Maori trails and it is easy to imagine Maori warriors on the trail. We reach a long set of stairs ...

Finding the Other End of the Rainbow, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Finding the Other End of the Rainbow

A travel blog entry by conorandalicia

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... tower! Due to the flat land, the view from the top seems endless, although unfortunately the most photographed mountain in all of New Zealand is still staying well hidden behind cloud! Of course there is no point climbing the ice and snow covered peak of ...

Opunake, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Opunake

A travel blog entry by ffedith

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A lovely day, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

A lovely day

A travel blog entry by newtothezealand

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The ball this Saturday was great, I had a blast eating as many cupcakes and lollies I could possibly fit in my belly (I pretty much felt pregnant by the end of that night), and I danced a bit of waltz and we danced this other funny classic dance (not ...

Surfers Paradise, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Surfers Paradise

A travel blog entry by projectmgrsrus

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Onto Opunake where we were the only ones staying at the holiday park.  The beach here was lovely,  it was great for walking along, reminds us of Woolacombe beach on a slightly smaller scale.  So peaceful, didn't want to leave and ...

Taranaki, here we come, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Taranaki, here we come

A travel blog entry by thecatcametoo

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... didn't need power - we need to test the Sky dish) also Ohawe beach, a small camp. However, we had heard such good reports of Opunake and it was right on the beach, such a delight these days we decided to keep on. I can remember as a child often camping ...

Happy Anniversary!, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Anniversary!

A travel blog entry by midge88

Happy Anniversary!! So today was our 6 year anniversary which we celebrated with a beautiful shower followed by a full English breakfast with all but bacon, but it was incredible anyway.    We drove into Harewa to ask at the i-site ...

Trying to find the coast north of Wanganui !!, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Trying to find the coast north of Wanganui !!

A travel blog entry by mazb10

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... negotiated the sale of 40,000 acres in 1840 & was originally known as Petre, after Lord Petre, an officer of the New Zealand Company. The name was officially changed to Wanganui on 20 January 1854. Purchase of land from the local tribes had been ...

To the Library! :(, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

To the Library! :(

A travel blog entry by midge88

Today we had decided to have the fun day in the library, unfortunately not reading books, but applying for jobs :( fun! Luckily Marc was able to use the library computers all day so we were both productive. Around 12 ish we were at our wits end so headed ...

Laaazzzyy, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Laaazzzyy

A travel blog entry by midge88

We checked our emails in the morning and had a chat with mummy Condron, when we found out Lucy (grandad Bills pet bird) had died R.I.P little birdie. We then drove down to Ohawe where we had a quick look at the beach and spotted a nice campsite. We then ...

Happy in the 'Naki, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Happy in the 'Naki

A travel blog entry by suemckee

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... the parking is free for NZMCA members, and then we went exploring in the ute.  First stop was a stroll down the main street - Opunake's population is approximately 1,368 so not a big place but it has a lot to offer.  We had a coffee in a cafe ...

Let´s surf! (or at least try...), Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Let´s surf! (or at least try...)

A travel blog entry by laurams

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... way to Opunake where he lived, and there, without even having hitchhiked yet, a woman offered to take us.   That woman from New Zealand whose family had travelled the less for 13 years, and whose husband had just died 3 month ago.   They need ...

Mt Taranaki, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Taranaki

A travel blog entry by soulraziel

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New Pleymouth : une ville a l'americaine en NZ , tout quadrillé , Nous y passons juste la nuit , direction le mont Taranaki ou nous avons pu apercevoir  la premiere neige en NZ , mais beaucoup de vent et mauvais temps , nous empeche encore de voir ...

Taranaki - Surf Highway, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Taranaki - Surf Highway

A travel blog entry by jonnyw

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... World Highway, which did seem to have been forgotten about if the state of the road surfaces were anything to go by.  We arrived at New Plymouth on Monday and looked up Matt, a friend of Jon's from back home.  He was out, so we arranged to meet ...

41 days, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

41 days

A travel blog entry by newtothezealand

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So today has been the 41st day since I arrived in New Zealand and later on in beautiful Opunake, located right on the coast in the Taranaki region. Those 41 days have carried on with them heaps of mixed feelings and even though I do have 8 ½ month left ...

Day 26 - Opunake to Hawera, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Day 26 - Opunake to Hawera

A travel blog entry by lucielebbos

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Voilà, aujourd'hui on a terminé la surf highway ! Demain direction Wellington en bus. ...

Around Mount Taranaki, New Plymouth, Opunake & Hawera, New Zealand travel blog

Around Mount Taranaki

A travel blog entry by hockers19

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Short but sweet, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Short but sweet

A travel blog entry by midge88

Today was spent in the Library followed by a nice subway and more time in the library before we watched some Futurama with the ...

Beautiful seaside campground, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Beautiful seaside campground

A travel blog entry by dkgilmore

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... 3 weeks there are signs warning of crime and we see a drug deal go down in a parking lot of a small town. Setup camp at Opunake Beach Holiday Park which is right on a beautiful safe swimming beach. Go back to town to have late lunch at Sugar Juice Café ...

Tarankaki Round One - Parihaka music fest., Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Tarankaki Round One - Parihaka music fest.

A travel blog entry by curtislowe

Traveled up to Taranaki the first time in the Uni Van with Kat, Jesse, James, and Doug. We met Lauryn who told Kat how to sneak into the festival which was great. We also headed up to Dawson Falls on the side of the mountain where I cont. my tradition of ...

Opunake - Surferhighway 45, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Opunake - Surferhighway 45

A travel blog entry by cormal

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Süßes kleine Städtchen mit ca 45000 Einwohner. Es fühlt sich aber so an, als leben hier nur 200 Einwohner. Peter Snell ein in den 1960er dreifacher Olympiasieger im Laufen macht diese Stadt zu etwas Besonderem. Er ist eine Legende in ...

Opunake, Opunake, New Zealand travel blog

Opunake

A travel blog entry by cormal

Nun schlafen wir das erste Mal 2x auf dem gleichen Campingplatz :) Wir haben uns bei diesem schönen Wetter einen kleinen Strandurlaub gegönnt. Connycampergirl war Surfen :) Der Abend ging mit einem wunderschönen Sonnenuntergang und einem ...

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