Travel Blogs from Tutukaka, New Zealand

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Dive Buddies once more, Poor Knights Islands, Tutukaka, Northland, New Zealand travel blog

Dive Buddies once more

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... currents which reach this area. On Friday evening we struggled north through the heavy traffic and even heavier rain toward Tutukaka, the small marina-village from where many of the dive-boats leave. At the campsite we met Kristian and Markella, ...

A Free Trip...Paid for with James' Blood, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

A Free Trip...Paid for with James' Blood

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... James checked out at the Hospital. At the hospital we were very pleasantly surprised to learn that some type of tourist insurance in New Zealand covered the hospital visit so we didn`t have to worry our parents about another claim. When we got in to see ...

Jackie`s Advanced Dive Course Finally Finished!!, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Jackie`s Advanced Dive Course Finally Finished!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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James dropped me off in the morning and then headed to a campsite to have a lazy day just sitting around and reading and resting his head. I met my dive instructors, got geared up and then we were on the boat back out to Poor Knights. The first dive we ...

Tutukaka and the Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Tutukaka and the Poor Knights

A travel blog entry by barry_and_vicki

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4th March 2006 Tutukaka - a house of our own. THERE ARE SOME GIANT TREES IN NEW ZEALAND CALLED KAURI'S BUT MOST WERE CUT DOWN WHEN THE EUROPEAN SAILORS CAME TO MAKE MASTS AND BUILD HOUSES SO YOU HAVE TO GO A LONG WAY TO SEE THEM. THE OLDEST ARE OVER ...

Dive Tutukaka, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Dive Tutukaka

A travel blog entry by thebirds

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Tutukaka sukeldmine, Poor Knights Islands, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Tutukaka sukeldmine, Poor Knights Islands

A travel blog entry by anneristo

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... ja mõni sabalöök. Nende omavaheline mäng ja veealune akrobaatika juba ei unune. Kokkuvõttes võib öelda, et "Dive! Tutukaka" on äärmiselt professionaalne keskus ja Lonely Planeti andmetel kuulub maailma 10 parema keskuse hulka. Väga lahe oli ...

diving the infamous Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

diving the infamous Poor Knights

A travel blog entry by lesandsteve

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After years of reading about it we finally got to dive the Poor Knights Islands, excellent! If it was good enough for Cousteau, it's good enough for us! And it didn't disappoint. We set off in the dive boat and were even entertained by a pod of playful ...

Hobbits!, Staffa Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Hobbits!

A travel blog entry by sallymead

An early start saw us leave the Cosy Cottage just after 8am (early for us!) and head for the thermal wonderland (their description, not ours) of Wai-O-Tapu. An hour's stroll around the park saw some fantastic coloured thermal pools and some not so nice ...

Finally getting things sorted, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Finally getting things sorted

A travel blog entry by slippy

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... I leave Aukland on the 24th Feb to Fiji then leave Fiji on the 7th of March to L.A. We are now currently in a town called Tutukaka which is north east of Whangeria it is a small port where all the dive boats goto the various islands here, we have booked ...

Poor Knights Islands, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Poor Knights Islands

A travel blog entry by platte

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... am Abend noch fein ins "Schnappa Rock" essen gegangen. Mmmmmh.... Das war ein perfekter, anstrengender Tag :)) hier ein link der Tauchschule in Tutukaka mit ein paar coolen Unterwasserfotos: ...

Auf in die Wärme!, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Auf in die Wärme!

A travel blog entry by stollmusic

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... sind wir auf dem Campground in Tutukaka gelandet und beenden erstmal die "Weihnachtsferien" und machen mit den Kindern mal wieder Schule. Tutukaka ist Ausgangspunkt zu einem der Top 10 Tauchplätze in der Welt, den "Poor Knights". Kathrin geht am Montag ...

Dive School, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Dive School

A travel blog entry by molehole

After being so impressed with the proffessionalism of  Tutukaka Dive school, I've decided to base myself in a local campsite for 10 nights and take the opportunity to take get some more dive training and qualifications. The campsite is owned by a ...

Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Poor Knights

A travel blog entry by slippy

Well folks we just dived the Poor Knights and it was all we expected and more, the dive company we went with is smaller than the big companies that are here but the skipper and instructor has dived this site over 10,000 times so he knows the island well ...

Oneriri & Diving Poor Knights 2nd - 11th Jan 2008, Tutukaka, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Oneriri & Diving Poor Knights 2nd - 11th Jan 2008

A travel blog entry by knotty

... diving at the Poor Knights. We got up at 5am to drive up to the dive shop for 8am, we did this trip with Dive Tutukaka, and saw the most amazing sun-rise. They were very professional and organised. The only thing we didn't like about them was that there ...

Treaty Treat, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Treaty Treat

A travel blog entry by pete-r

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... to have been a very remarkable man. He clearly had the respect of the Maoris and was the principal European influence in New Zealand. Although he was instrumental in bringing about the to the treaty and the whole British approach (HM the Q accepting that ...

Beach Day, Staffa Bay, Matapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Beach Day

A travel blog entry by sallymead

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We woke up to an amazing view across the bay, almost like our own private beach. There were other people on it but only those staying in the other few beach homes. A morning on the beach, playing in the sand, exploring the rocks, the girls trying ...

Diving at Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Diving at Poor Knights

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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So yest got into Tutukaka and organised a discounted dive for today.. happy days! So up at 7ish am and over to the dive shop,... signed the life away as usual and off we headed on the boat!!  Few ppl suffering onboard as sea choppy as... i as ...

Poor Knights Diving, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Poor Knights Diving

A travel blog entry by damiansinead

We collected Delilah at 6pm yesterday and booted it to Tutukaka, with Amy, a girl we had dived with in Paihia, who was headed to the Poor Knoights as well. We were doing great until we rounded a bend, having travelled on a windy gravel road for the ...

Beidseits des Meeresspiegels, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Beidseits des Meeresspiegels

A travel blog entry by v_f

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Piha Zu unserem positiven Erstaunen war das Camping von Piha ziemlich eindrucksvoll ausgerüstet, wir hatten den Abstecher eigentlich bloss aufgrunnd der geplanten Pinguin-Pirsch gewagt...   Nach dem abendlichen Kartenspielen mit zwei ...

JO COUSTEAU, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

JO COUSTEAU

A travel blog entry by molehole

For the last 10 days I have been under the ocean advancing my Dive skills, I am pleased to tell you I am now a Rescue Diver, with extra Deep Diving and Search and recovery skills. Sounds good doesnt it ?  .......but the reality is I really struggled ...

Beachcombing & Diving the Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Beachcombing & Diving the Poor Knights

A travel blog entry by sianeth

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Auckland to Tutukaka, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland to Tutukaka

A travel blog entry by loraleeandnev

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... : car sick); but very beautiful. Stopped in Whangarei (pronounced FanGARay) for lunch, then visited all of the beautiful beaches around Tutukaka: Sandy Bay, Whales Bay, etc. Completely isolated and no people to be seen. A bit of rain in the afternoon, but ...

Tutukaka, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Tutukaka

A travel blog entry by harryandnorah

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... drying valley and passed a fruit farm. Yep - big bag of kiwi fruit cost us just over a pound. I mean you can't come to New Zealand and not sample the kiwi fruit - it would just be unsociable!! We looked round Whangarei, a modern city and then another ...

Under the Sea and Underground, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Under the Sea and Underground

A travel blog entry by almandinger

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Abi enjoyed a day of scuba diving and was thrilled to experience the dive that Jacques Costeau named the 7th best dive in the world, filled with underwater caves and blue maomao. Travis and the kids headed to the Waipu Caves to slog through the mud and ...

Jul 02, 2011, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Jul 02, 2011

A travel blog entry by monikaitomek

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A day of the extremes, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

A day of the extremes

A travel blog entry by sachago

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... depths here, in this hypnotic environment, is such an easy mistake to make! The nearest gateway to these gems is the village of Tutukaka, which is a pleasant place to hang out before and after diving. In fact, it is a marina surrounded with a couple of ...

Enfin la plongée!, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Enfin la plongée!

A travel blog entry by toukydunky

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... ' à la baie des ïles :  LES POOR KNIGHTS ISLANDS : de toutes petites îles au large de la ville de Tutukaka sur lesquelles nous avons pu faire de la plonger sous marine (notre van le pauvre n’a pas pu venir).Cette plongé ...

The Pool is Open...Dive, Dive, Dive!, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

The Pool is Open...Dive, Dive, Dive!

A travel blog entry by warriorwoman

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... does require a bit of a drive...a little over five hours from Rotorua.  But, as I've said before, I love driving in New Zealand.  What a wonderful way to see the country!  It is perhaps due to my sightseeing, my newly acquired ease at ...

Diving Poor Knights, Tutukaka, New Zealand travel blog

Diving Poor Knights

A travel blog entry by pullmyfinger

... for several reasons: A warm current from the Coral Sea, north of Australia, makes it warmer than the rest of New Zealand so there is a mix of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate marine life. Volcanic eruptions have shaped the islands into ...

Roadtrip II: Orewa - Whananaki, Whananaki, New Zealand travel blog

Roadtrip II: Orewa - Whananaki

A travel blog entry by bene_batton

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Nachdem wir uns bei einem Frühstück bei Sonnenaufgang in Orewa gestärkt hatten, hiess es weiter Richtung Kerikeri. Erst durchquerten wir Waiwera mit seinen Hot Pools und tollem Strand, bevor wir dann dem Scenic Highway Number 1 folgten bis wir zum ...

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