Travel Blogs from Otaki, New Zealand

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Beaches and baches (CONTAINS VIDEO), Waikawa, New Zealand travel blog

Beaches and baches (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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I stayed up till about 1:45 yesterday morning watching the cricket, so we sleep in a little this morning, until my sister Jess wakes us up with a phone call to ask us what we are doing today. "Well, we were going to sleep in", I mutter ...

Crossing to the North!!, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Crossing to the North!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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In the morning we woke up early only to find the campsite gate closed because of a triatholon going on and we had to wait around for an hour and a half before we could go. When we set out the road our ``trusty`` GPS took us on soon turned into yet ...

Tree Releasing in Te Hapua Wetlands, Te Horo, New Zealand travel blog

Tree Releasing in Te Hapua Wetlands

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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    Today we went to Te Hapua Wetlands, a private property that two ladies own and have protected (but supposedly a road could be put through them...). Toby took us and it was a little over an hour drive up the West coast and the weather ...

Back on the north island, Otaki Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Back on the north island

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

... we charged up the road to get as far north as possible before the light failed us.  We ended up in a place called Otaki Beach in a wind-swept (replace 'swept' with 'battered'), dew-touched (or water-logged). deserted, run down park who's mean owners ...

Welcome to Shannon, Population ... ME!!!, Shannon, New Zealand travel blog

Welcome to Shannon, Population ... ME!!!

A travel blog entry by miss_clay

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So, this has to be the personal highlight of my trip ... driving through the town of Shannon!!! Fantastic! I think my new goal is to find all the Shannon towns in the world and visit them all!!! Seeing my name on every building ... whatta ...

Back to Te Hapua Wetlands, Te Horo, New Zealand travel blog

Back to Te Hapua Wetlands

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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... this living thing, treating it with care in order that it survives. You really got to appreciate how much work goes into planting these new trees and shrubs and you realize what a loss it is when they die because you put a lot of effort into planting ...

Good samaritans, Poirirua, New Zealand travel blog

Good samaritans

A travel blog entry by aussie_trip

To ...

Otaki, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Otaki

A travel blog entry by silverlining

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Cruisin' the North Island, Ashhurst, New Zealand travel blog

Cruisin' the North Island

A travel blog entry by aussie_trip

We left Wellington and headed up the #2 Highway towards the National park. It was cloudy, rainy and windy but that's why everything was so green! The scenery in NZ is what you go for and scenery is what we got! We ended up staying at a park in Ashhurst, ...

Last leg of the Road Trip, alond the west coast, Paekakariki, New Zealand travel blog

Last leg of the Road Trip, alond the west coast

A travel blog entry by wardonkey

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Last leg, chilling at the beach at the beautiful Paekakariki. Lovely hostel, and nice to chill after lots of ...

Byrons Resort, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Byrons Resort

A travel blog entry by figgsofdunmow

Well, now we are here.  Byron's Resort.  One of the ones we have seen for sale.  Everybody tells us how lovely the Kapiti coast is, yes I agree and in summer it is undoubtibly great, very busy with hoilday makers.  In winter, come off ...

Otaki, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Otaki

A travel blog entry by silverlining

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A day at the races, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

A day at the races

A travel blog entry by kirksabroad

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... it as enjoyable as possible for them. The last day before my return to work and we packed up to go to the family day at .Otaki Races. Perfect weather (unlike most of this summer) meant that we could bask out in the sun and watch the races, have a flutter ...

Wellington to Otaki, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Wellington to Otaki

A travel blog entry by maysy

... along the coast looking out to Kapiti Island and then back on the road for a leisurely potter for the twenty-odd kilometres to Otaki. In fact it wasn't so much of a leisurely potter but more of a terrifying white knuckle ride. Really busy, really fast ...

River Valley Lodge, River Valley, New Zealand travel blog

River Valley Lodge

A travel blog entry by shilts

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Met up again with a couple from the isle of man who were keen to go white water rafting. We got to River Valley Lodge in the middle of nowhere, but with nice green fields, forests, sheep, cows, lambs, and a great river. We were met at the top of the hill ...

Otaki Motel Lodge, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Otaki Motel Lodge

A travel blog entry by ngreenwich0830

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Zurueck in die Natur:), Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Zurueck in die Natur:)

A travel blog entry by abenteuer-nz

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... zwei nette andere Wwoofer bei uns gehabt. Die sind heute aber abgefahren und zwei neue werden kommen! Die Region rund um Otaki hat einiges zu bieten und wir waren schon am Meer und haben eine Wanderung durch das Hinterland ueber Haengebruecken gemacht! ...

Zurueck in die Natur Teil 2, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Zurueck in die Natur Teil 2

A travel blog entry by abenteuer-nz

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Nach einer schoenen Woche mit Max und Liz bekamen wir zwei neue Wwoofer: Aka aus Groenland und Baku aus Neukaledonien. Mit ihnen verbrachten wir eine weitere erlebnisreiche Woche. Katie und Carrie aus Kalifornien und Sofie aus Daenemark gesellten ...

Beach house, Waikawa Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Beach house

A travel blog entry by longwayaround

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On our return to Wellington we spent 2 days relaxing after our action packed fortnight before heading to a 'bach' a term used by Kiwis for a second home, overlooking Waikawa Beach for the weekend. Our bach was a gorgeous home at the foot of a colder sac ...

Mt Taranaki showed up for 20 minutes, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Taranaki showed up for 20 minutes

A travel blog entry by dorisandtoni56

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404 km New Plymouth - Otaki We stayed at Otaki beach, because in the brochure we had, it was described nicely, we spent the night in "Byron's Beach Resort", because it looked so pretty from outside. Actually the place was pretty, but pretty run down and ...

Otaki, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Otaki

A travel blog entry by midge88

... where we used their Library as we're trying to sort out jobs, applications and agencies. We then set off a19km road down to Otaki Gorge where more LOTR locations were filmed but you couldn't get access it but we went down there to feel the vibe of being ...

Auckland-Coromandel -Mt Maunganui- Rotorua -Otaki, Otaki Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland-Coromandel -Mt Maunganui- Rotorua -Otaki

A travel blog entry by brewsters

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We have had a very fun filled first week in New Zealand! Our time on the internet is about to run out so we will update with pictures and more details in the future.  We drove our Van, previously named "Van", and now named "Morrison".  He took ...

Woofing on Harmony Farm, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Woofing on Harmony Farm

A travel blog entry by anneka123harris

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... . After lunch, the afternoon is ours to do whatever. We've been on some massive 4 hour walks all around the beaches and Otaki Gorge which is stunning. We drove for what seemed like miles into the mountains and went for a nice walk around the river. The ...

km are smaller than miles, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

km are smaller than miles

A travel blog entry by meeshee_p

... explained as "routine" for all traffic stops. When I asked if he would help me out and just not give me the ticket because I was new to the country and wasn't entirely sure about where I was going at any given moment he laughed at me and said "what are ...

A great drive, Otaki Beach, New Zealand travel blog

A great drive

A travel blog entry by suelli

We drove through some fantastic hills,orchards, potato fields to get to stop over before going to pick up the ferry in Wellington on Wednesday morning. Overcast all day, but now we are parked the sun is shining time to enjoy a good glass of NZ ...

Day 7. Friday. Taihape to Otaki Beach., Otaki Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Day 7. Friday. Taihape to Otaki Beach.

A travel blog entry by michelle_leroux

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... will be a short drive of about 70km, into the capital city of Wellington and all the excitement that it supposedly has. The ironic thing about New Zealand is that you’re always so excited about what you’ll see on the next day of the trip, but ...

Flight from hell, Otaki, New Zealand travel blog

Flight from hell

A travel blog entry by paddiekaela

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... out of beautiful Wellington - the greenest most luscious looking place I've ever seen, with amazing turquoise ocean surrounding it - and onto Otaki to meet mum's friend Ali. We were greeted by a very excited and welcoming Ali, two cute fat little donkeys, ...

Boing – und die Beule ist „produziert

Boing – und die Beule ist „produziert"

A travel blog entry by rahelundpeter

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... liebevoller Verarztung durch die Krankenschwester Rahel scheint die Blutung fürs Erste gestoppt. Wir fahren danach noch bis Otaki, welches sich als Factory-Outlet Dörfchen zu etablieren scheint um morgen dem Outdooroutfitter Kathmandu und nochmals dem ...

Our hike on Kapiti Island, Kapiti Island, New Zealand travel blog

Our hike on Kapiti Island

A travel blog entry by nztoad

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We had been anticipating this trip since we got here as all the locals recommend it. We envisioned beautiful views from the top of the mountain looking over to the mainland-- but alas our day was very soggy and there was not a view to be had. However, ...

Tiere und gaaaaanz viel Natur, Otaki Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Tiere und gaaaaanz viel Natur

A travel blog entry by el_copo

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... bequem das Staffelfinale von Bones gucken kann, sondern ich höre auch noch das Meer. Ich stehe mit dem Camper auf dem Strand von Otaki Beach. Hier darf man tatsächlich mit Autos bis auf den Strand direkt ans Wasser fahren und wo ich jetzt gerade bin ...

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