Travel Blogs from Waipu, New Zealand

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Matakohe, Matakohe, New Zealand travel blog

Matakohe

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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After making the decision to lengthen our stay in NZ so we could see a little more of North Island as well as to avoid bankruptcy by a 9 night stay in Fiji, we moved our flights and booked a cheeky little 4 night Fiji package that hopefully ...

Bring on the Gimp, Ruakaka, New Zealand travel blog

Bring on the Gimp

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... cost £10 but we were so tired we both agreed). We heated up the leftovers from earlier and had a bit of dinner, read about New Zealand while I wrote the blog for the last few days. As the temperature dropped Erica retired to the van only to decide that ...

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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This weekend we donned wetsuits, BCDs and regulators again to clock up our 16th and 17th dives. We headed for The Poor Knights Islands, a renowned dive site off the East Coast of Northland. The Poor Knights are regarded as one of the world's top dive ...

Cathedral Cove and Reaching Northland, Waipu, New Zealand travel blog

Cathedral Cove and Reaching Northland

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... area but instead decided to move on and make our way through Auckland and onto the Northland. We stopped quick in Auckland to stock up on groceries and then continued on to a campsite by a small town called Waipu to spend the night as it was getting ...

Happy Kiwi Christmas!!!!, Waipu and around, Northland, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Kiwi Christmas!!!!

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... metres off-shore, surrounded by rockpools and reefs - the hordes of Auckland day-trippers were a bit of a shock after peaceful Waipu. I wasn't that impressed with the snorkelling either, though I'm not sure if that was due to the chilly water (far from ...

Up North, Up North, New Zealand travel blog

Up North

A travel blog entry by hils

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Well I did the most southerly and the most easterly so being up north I thought I'd better do the most northerly, but more about that in a mo. We drove north through Auckland and decided to spend a night in Whangarei, this was after spending almost an ...

Another gorgeous beach *yawn*, Uretiti, New Zealand travel blog

Another gorgeous beach *yawn*

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Once Bitten..., Langs Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Once Bitten...

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... were on the lookout until we saw it... a lovely strip of white sand on a cove called Langs Beach, just before Waipu Cove. There was already another van parked there and no sign stating “no overnight camping”. ...

Roadtrip to Matakohe in campervan, Matakohe, New Zealand travel blog

Roadtrip to Matakohe in campervan

A travel blog entry by cielo

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I got up at 9.45am and had breakfast at Carmen's house. At around 11.30am we all, John, Carmen, Joshua, Dion and me went to the Mall. I needed a good map and Carmen knew where to get it. We had some coffee there and approx. at 2pm, Carmen, John and me ...

Heading North, Uretiti Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Heading North

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw

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The beach is calling. Who said that spring time in New Zealand is not a time for swimming. We found a way to get ...

Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Mangawhai Heads

A travel blog entry by littlelow

Stopped off here on our way down south, a case of parking up, eating tea, going to sleep and starting off again, but again, another nice area of new ...

PADI Certification at Poor Nights Islands, Poor Nights Islands, New Zealand travel blog

PADI Certification at Poor Nights Islands

A travel blog entry by erinmarie

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The most awesome thing about New Zealand is their national holidays! Easter here lasts for a whole weekend! No one works on Good Friday and Easter Monday. This gave me just enough time for my last road trip!! I rented a car after work and drove up the ...

Winning big :), Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Winning big :)

A travel blog entry by kirst-leszek09

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... YMCA gym next door.  I'm thinking of joining in the kick boxing exercise classes (haha).  Luckily, it's just 100m from this new hotel & guests get a cheaper entrance. Today we made a deal & bought a car! :)  Tomorrow we pick it up ...

Happy Chistmas to all from New Zealand, Ruakaka, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Chistmas to all from New Zealand

A travel blog entry by andrewrgrant

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... everybody was giving out sweets and nobody was coming around with a bucket. Back home to watch the New Zealand Variety Show and then back to Waipu for the Midnight Service at the Anglian Church. The Service actually started at 11pm with carols including ...

Haruru Falls, Haruru Falls, New Zealand travel blog

Haruru Falls

A travel blog entry by ihf

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El plan para el día de hoy sencillamente era encontrar alguna actividad para resarcir mi inexistente incursión en el mundo del buceo así que ademas de regresar a Auckland a dormir pensé en ir a conocer las Haruru Falls, un tour anunciado para hacerse ...

Waipu Cove, Waipu, New Zealand travel blog

Waipu Cove

A travel blog entry by mariaandeva

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... Richtung Norden auf dem Highway Nr.1 und biegen dann auf die Manghawei Road ab, die uns zur Kueste fuehrt. In dem kleinen Kuestenort Waipu Cove stellen wir Queenie in dem Waipu Cove Camping ab. Ein guter Ort, um ein wenig zu entspannen, direkt am Meer ...

Thames to Whangerei, Whangerei, New Zealand travel blog

Thames to Whangerei

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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Thursday, February 22 Thames to Whangerei A more relaxing day today, we head north past Auckland to Whangerei and out to the pastures of the Whangerei Heads. The Tree Top Bed and Breakfast is our destination and, amazingly, we arrive at about 3:30 in ...

Dargaville & Matakohe, NZ, Matakohe, New Zealand travel blog

Dargaville & Matakohe, NZ

A travel blog entry by knotty

We managed to be up, breakfasted, packed away and on the road before 10am, a real achievement for us! A few km's down the road yay! I got a signal. We rung Sam and was able to wish her a good one whilst it was still her birthday. Onto Dargaville. This ...

Scuba Diving in the Hen and Chicken Islands, Leigh, New Zealand travel blog

Scuba Diving in the Hen and Chicken Islands

A travel blog entry by jdcotton

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Carey, Jim and I drove the hour or so north to Leigh, and onto the Goat Island Reserve where the dive shop is operated. Brian, the dive-master and captain, took us to Taranga Island first, with Nora as our dive leader. After getting outfitted for our wet ...

back in NZ, Waipu, New Zealand travel blog

back in NZ

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... a harbour, and we cooked up some bacon butties and a bit pot of coffee, mmmm scrummy! The stop for the night is in a place called Waipu (why poo) cove, the beach here is huge and very empty. The only people on it were a couple of blokes Kite fishing, yes ...

Our Most Beautiful Coastal Hike, Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Our Most Beautiful Coastal Hike

A travel blog entry by johnandrich

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... compare to the place we had stayed in Russell. The letter combination of “wh” is very common in place names across New Zealand, and most of these place names are derived from words in the old Maori language. It was here, in Mangawhai, that we ...

Der letze Tag im Auto, Waipu, New Zealand travel blog

Der letze Tag im Auto

A travel blog entry by flexhannahtrip

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Unseren letzten Tag als autoreisende Backpacker verbrachten wir mit einem Rundgang durch eine kleine Höhle. Wir wollten diese schon früher besuchen, mussten es aber aufgrund des Wetters verschieben. Wir hatten dieses Mal Glück. Es regnete nicht und ...

Maybe the nicest beach in New Zealand, Uretiti Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Maybe the nicest beach in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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Somehow, miraculously, we manage to only spend $22 today! We're up at 8am and choose to stay in bed until we can hear that Mark and friends are out the door.  Why congest the flat if we don’t have to?  We have muesli, pack up, get ...

Paparoa, Paparoa, New Zealand travel blog

Paparoa

A travel blog entry by rodandshannon

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Heading North our first stop was at Muriwai beach, on the west coast of the northern peninsula. This beach is a beautiful black sand surfing mecca. We did a little hiking, walked along the beach, took lots of photos and videos. Aaron, you would love ...

‘Can’t see the wood for trees...’, Matakohe, New Zealand travel blog

‘Can’t see the wood for trees...’

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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Helen and Mum have gone to the tree museum up the road this morning. I stayed in the camper and had some ‘Nia time’ and did some tourist spotting, quite easy as a bus load pulled up! We were going to drive up to the 90 mile beach today - but ...

Back to Auckland !, Waipu, New Zealand travel blog

Back to Auckland !

A travel blog entry by jshrives

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So day 3 of this big adventure ( feels like been ages already ) so much longer to be had :) we left the bay of islands at 9am to head back down to the old capital , Auckland . We stopped off in the local town of Ohaiu for lunch and I had a ( 3) pies yum ...

Our beautiful stable for Christmas, Ruakaka, New Zealand travel blog

Our beautiful stable for Christmas

A travel blog entry by andrewrgrant

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... mainly refllecting  the logging industry of the area especially the Kauri Tree which are the oldest and largest trees in New Zealand. They also provide a golden sap or gum  which has been moulded and transformed into jewellry similar to the ...

Neuseeländischer Tag, Waipu, New Zealand travel blog

Neuseeländischer Tag

A travel blog entry by mophisto

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Den Tag haben wir typisch neuseeländisch verbracht: Besuch eines Ostermarktes. Naja, bei uns wäre das eine Kirmes gewesen. Schön war es aber! Lustig mal die richtigen Neuseeländer zu beobachten, wenn sie ganz relaxt ihren Tag ...

Day 65 - Waipu Coves Beaches, Waipu Cove, New Zealand travel blog

Day 65 - Waipu Coves Beaches

A travel blog entry by alohagypsies

This morning we drove out of town and over the hill to find the most beautiful beach so far which was Langs Beach. It was a long and wide, white sandy beach. We finally found a great beach to unload from driving so much and we actually got in the water. ...

Magical Mangawhai, Mangawhai, New Zealand travel blog

Magical Mangawhai

A travel blog entry by greatbigsummer2

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The sign when you arrive in says 'Magical Mangawhai', how they managed to get that on an official road sign I'll never know but we certainly agree.  We first stumbled on Mangawhai Heads just over four years ago when Steve bought a mountain bike on ...

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