Travel Blogs from Whangarei Heads, New Zealand

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Highway 1 and beyound, Mangawhai heads, New Zealand travel blog

Highway 1 and beyound

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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... 69.05km Avs 17.07km/hr Short: * Left Whagarei (latish about 11pm) * Cycled to Waipu on dreaded Highway 1 * Cycled to Mangawhai heads along quiet, pretty coast road * Hilly but quiet roads * Hostel is nice * Had Hoki & chips on beach ...

Meeting Kiwis, McLeod Bay Whangarei, New Zealand travel blog

Meeting Kiwis

A travel blog entry by shirak

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השלב שכל כך חיכיתי וציפיתי לו- "המנה ...

Northland and Auckland, Whangarei, New Zealand travel blog

Northland and Auckland

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel

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Leaving Coromandel Peninsula behind we drove straight through Auckland (which we saved for the last few days of our New Zealand trip) towards Whangarei but not without a stop at Piora Falls, a chess factory and some shopping for Hazel. The next day ...

A blast from the past, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

A blast from the past

A travel blog entry by samandtom

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We had already driven through Whangarei twice on our previous trip up to the Bay of Islands, and to be honest had not really taken much notice of it other than it was the largest town in the area, and it was only when D came out to join us that we ...

What no fish!, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

What no fish!

A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout

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... do today she said that we were expected at her cousins that afternoon ! So we would have to start heading south towards Whangarei Heads. Perhaps I should confide that Lil is not very well and has cancer in the form of a rather unpleasant ovarian tumour . ...

Day 19: Sealed road  / Du goudron, Pataua, New Zealand travel blog

Day 19: Sealed road / Du goudron

A travel blog entry by chouchoux

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32km We thought that we would have to wake up Jenny but she was up and ready to fix a breakfast for us... We refused, cuz that lovely lady did already a lot for us, she drove us back to where we came from, lots of kisses to her and back on the trail. ...

Day 20: Up and down/ Des hauts et des bas, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Day 20: Up and down/ Des hauts et des bas

A travel blog entry by chouchoux

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26km We did cheated... Yes I know what you think... We hitch hiked 4km to avoid the crossing of an estuary, which is apparently known to be muddy and wet up to thigh... We were not ready for it. We still did the kilometers, because we took another road ...

Day 21: Whangarei, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Day 21: Whangarei

A travel blog entry by chouchoux

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... , 1 for the way back/ 2 voitures pour y aller, 1 pour en revenir Town for resupply and chilling. Lovely place, lovely people. New haircut for Marine ( way easier when you wash your hair only once every 10 days), a beard trim for Antoine, and new sandals ...

Karma, Auckland*Whangarei Heads*Auckland*Taupo, New Zealand travel blog

Karma

A travel blog entry by fredaking14

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... her husband, Mark - of Bream Head Coast Walk (coastwalks.co.nz) met me at the bus station and we're off, 40 minutes east to Whangarei Heads. This is a slice of heaven. As it turned out, I was their only client at the time (and btw - I never felt like a ...

Yes - we are now home, via Hongkong, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Yes - we are now home, via Hongkong

A travel blog entry by clhend

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... here again. We are gutted for them and us.  Our holiday has only been because of their continued generosity:such good people. New Zealand's loss, sadly. We sign off now, wishing you all well for a non - manic festive season, Happy Christmas, and ...

Happy New Year from New Zealand!, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Happy New Year from New Zealand!

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... toward to the light, towering highest above the tree canopy.  What a treat to be here on the last day of 2013. For new years we are doing our traditional celebration - a nice dinner with a special wine.    Outside on our patio, ...

Do you know the way to Whangarei, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Do you know the way to Whangarei

A travel blog entry by avnl

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... Shearers Cottage and drove the car to the Blenheim airport.  Vineyards surround the entire area and the airport is next to the New Zealand Airforce, all four planes of it.  Again the airports are a treat.  No one could care less who you ...

Turns out to be a beauty of a day........., Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Turns out to be a beauty of a day.........

A travel blog entry by mikeandedwina

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... , fauna, birds, geology and the early settlers history.  Phew time for a holiday! now we are sitting overlooking the Whangarei estuary at Blue Heron campsite and have already seen the herons and just about to have another beer.  Tomorrow we will ...

Discovering a Maori Pa, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Discovering a Maori Pa

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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It was a stormy night but the skies were blue this morning! I could get those photos of the outside of our cottage.  Now we're set to explore! This morning, John Craig, one of the owners of Tahi Beach took us on a tour of the 700+ ...

Made it to Whangarei, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Made it to Whangarei

A travel blog entry by torial

... and Alexis had lots of hugs and Heath was fascinated with the robotic dinosaur. We didn't arrive at the batch (holiday house) in Whangarei heads until around 9pm. 120km takes about twice as long as it does in Australia with all the windy roads and small ...

Whangarei Heads, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Whangarei Heads

A travel blog entry by cagonu

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The Reasons We Are Blessed, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

The Reasons We Are Blessed

A travel blog entry by marjoleinabegg

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... ik mijn tijd in Nieuw Zeeland nuttig besteed. Nou ja, nuttig.. Vooral leuk!  Een lang weekend in een strand bach in Whangarei Heads is iedereen aan te raden. 2 uurtjes naar het Noorden rijden vanuit Auckland en meteen 5-10 graden warmer. De dag na ...

A lusciously quiet new year's day, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

A lusciously quiet new year's day

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... fall foliage and the symphony of color each day, I experimented and totally enjoyed colors in my images.  So here we are in New Zealand and becoming nocturnal - and one of the big surprises is that the sky is not black, there is color in the sky, ...

Good byes and driving north to Whangerei area, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Good byes and driving north to Whangerei area

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... New Zealanders, who welcome guests and don’t mind when we totally destroy their names with our pronunciation glitches – like Whangarei is pronounced Fongarei and the "r" has a soft roll with the tongue. And then the  “r” is ...

Beach and bird watching, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Beach and bird watching

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... our way back we came across a middle aged blonde haired woman with binoculars who didn't have what we are coming to recognize as a New Zealand accent.  It turns out she is from Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.  She’s in the area for three ...

Week 14: At the Beach...and then home, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Week 14: At the Beach...and then home

A travel blog entry by epbrody

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... from here. We slept late this morning , and then took a drive to Ocean Beach at the end of this peninsula known as Whangarei Heads,  It is a beautiful golden sand beach, and an area surfers frequent. We had our usual walk along the beach and watched ...

May 02, 2014, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

May 02, 2014

A travel blog entry by tonyoco

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3 Generations - with Ang, Mum and Oma, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

3 Generations - with Ang, Mum and Oma

A travel blog entry by laurenross

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Scattering Mum and Oma's ashes together at Whangarei Heads below Mt Mania on a beautiful sunny ...

Meeting Kiwis, McLeod Bay Whangarei, New Zealand travel blog

Meeting Kiwis

A travel blog entry by shirak

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Yippee - the "main course" of the trip, and the stage I've been most looking forward to – three and a half months in New Zealand - has arrived! And from the moment we landed here I have felt at home.  The atmosphere on the streets, the manner ...

A day at the beach Kiwi style, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

A day at the beach Kiwi style

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... ; what is that thing floating down the stream?  As we paddle over these Kiwis seem like an endangered species much like the New Zealand Kiwi bird (editorial note – I'm thinking the kiwi bird is endangered because it is so rare, but not really ...

Whangarei, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand travel blog

Whangarei

A travel blog entry by lnail

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While staying at Whangarei there was the opportunity to do two nice hikes in a day. Both of them were in the direction of Whangarei Heads. The first one was up to the Whangarei Heads mountain top at around 475m. Most of the climb was through the forest ...

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