Travel Blogs from Whitianga, New Zealand

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Teachers in Japan..., Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Teachers in Japan...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... how much holiday I should receive and lots of other things that I have stored in the memory bank. At the moment, I'm obviously still in New Zealand so I am still thinking about that, but as soon as I get home I will switch my attention to Japan and do ...

Re-Unions and Introductions, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Re-Unions and Introductions

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... away and also mentioned that I dived myself and wouldn't mind getting a few for supper. I already knew that the scallop quota in New Zealand was twenty per person and they must be a minimum length of 100mm. The more people Jeff can get on that boat, ...

Wound of Death, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Wound of Death

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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My foot's starting to get out of hand. I couldn't put any weight on it when I got up this morning. It's gone all pink around the wound and it's throbbing like hell. I guess all the salt water activity isn't giving it any opportunity to heal. Surfing ...

A Stroke of Luck, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

A Stroke of Luck

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... ! So here we are, Craig and I, sharing a dorm with a huge window overlooking the sea at 'On the Beach Backpackers' in Whitianga. It's clean, has lots of facilities and is run by a great couple. I'm sitting here legs outstretched on the wide 'sit-in' ...

Windy in Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Windy in Whitianga

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hello, From Auckland, the Kiwibus made a few stops on our way to Whitianga (pronounced Fit-e-ung-a). The first stop was Cathedral Cove, along the Coromandel Peninsula which is renowned for its secluded beaches and untouched native forest. It was a 45 ...

The Animal Diver, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

The Animal Diver

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... good gear. A well organised professional setup, just like Paihia Dive. This whole dive thing is quality. As Craig was starting his new job today, I'd managed to get Dean onboard instead who was quite keen to score a free boat ride. We took the long ...

Curvy Coromandel, Cooks Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Curvy Coromandel

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Mount Maunganui - Thames- Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Maunganui - Thames- Whitianga

A travel blog entry by dandewey1974

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... absolutely no way that the normal bus would have been able to get up these hills. We were travelling through an area of New Zealand called the Coromandel Peninsula, which is home to great beaches and native forest. Much of New Zealand used to be covered ...

Bach-tastic, Matarangi, New Zealand travel blog

Bach-tastic

A travel blog entry by pughnell

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The drive from Rotorua to Matarangi went pretty smoothly in Paul and Niki's Toyota. We passed through some towns that, literally, all look the same, and some beautiful, green countryside. It's strange to see so much greenery again! As we approached the ...

Beachhouse!!, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Beachhouse!!

A travel blog entry by astridandgijs

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We zijn op bezoek bij de familie van Evan in Cooks Beach! Het is hier prachtig en gezellig, we genieten er van en hebben hier geen internet, vandaar dit berichtje uit een internetcafé. Tot volgende week!!! ...

die letzten Tage, Cooks Beach, New Zealand travel blog

die letzten Tage

A travel blog entry by melenz

ein kleiner Bericht aus Coromandel... Jetzt bin ich schon seit mehr als einer Woche in Coromandel und schaffe es jetzt erst einen Eintrag zu verfassen... aber so ist das, wenn man weit weg von allem ist. Mir gehts hier im Moment sehr gut, ich wohne bei ...

End of day one on Magic bus, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

End of day one on Magic bus

A travel blog entry by iamclairebear

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... clear day and quite hot. Cann't believe it was warmer than home and its winter here. We stopped off in this little town Whitianga for the night and at this stage we've become great pals with another pair of Irish backpackers - Olivia and Damien - there ...

Back with Barbara at Albert No6, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Back with Barbara at Albert No6

A travel blog entry by littlelow

Came back to Barbara's, we will be running the place while she is away, so we have got a few days before we get ...

The Coromandel Peninsula, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

The Coromandel Peninsula

A travel blog entry by erinmarie

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... because the underground water is HOT, I almost burnt a toe off. The water in the ocean, however is FREEZING! Overall, lots of fun! After a stop at Cooks Beach we headed back to Whitianga to celebrate Mary Ann's last night in New Zealand!! ...

The Coromandel, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

The Coromandel

A travel blog entry by geoffbid

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... !! But actually it was quite impressive, big limestone arch and rock formations. We then went on to our lovely B&B north of Whitianga at Kuaotunu Bay, overlooking a good beach. Really good meal out at the Golf Club,in Matarangi. The rains came as ...

Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Whitianga

A travel blog entry by cielo

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... zur Cooks Beach aber koennten da auch kein Zimmer finden, weil der Ort Stromausfall hatte. Also fuhren wir wieder zurueck nach Whitianga :-( und buchten beim YHA Backpacker, hatten ne Pizza im Fire Place Restaurant, wo wir zwei Mal ne falsche Rechnung ...

NZ baby - B.E.A.YOO.TIFUL, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

NZ baby - B.E.A.YOO.TIFUL

A travel blog entry by freddiewright

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... in any case, they city is destroyed and they will be rebuilding for months and years to come. We're currently in a place called Whitianga which is on the Coromandel Penninsula - still on the North Island.  We're on the beach and have just been on a ...

Weather Bombed, Matarangi, New Zealand travel blog

Weather Bombed

A travel blog entry by operationwalrus

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... like Mongolia and travelling the Trans-Siberian Express right through Russia, and said goodbye to another new friend acquired in New Zealand. It’s a pity we didn’t have more time to spend in the area. With some better weather we know it would ...

it's still raining, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

it's still raining

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

... Coromandel . Slightly better day today not too much rain but we did travel quite a long way up the Coromandel to a town called Whitianga, the camp site is pretty right on the harbour and just a short walk from the town. We are really hoping for better ...

Allerede overvaeldet, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Allerede overvaeldet

A travel blog entry by gingerskat

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... faerdig, men gaet hvem der forte, da vi stoppede spillet. (mig).    Vi skal lige vaenne os til, at temperaturen her i New Zealand er en del anderledes end i Australien. Naar vi kommer ned paa sydoen er vi nok nodt til at finde de lange bukser ...

I am the Cow Carver Master!!, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

I am the Cow Carver Master!!

A travel blog entry by miss_clay

okay, so I was in Whitianga after I left Auckland. Cool little town. Stayed at the Cat's Pyjama's Backpackers ... funny owners. My first day there I found this carving store where they let you carve your own maori style necklace out of bone. So I made ...

Coromandel Peninsula, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel Peninsula

A travel blog entry by jessntj

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... earlier than anticipated. (again.... the itinerary is flexible, despite popular opinion, haha). We spent the last few hours walking around Whitianga and it's scenic beach. We've never seen so many shells just washed up on shore. Also we finally tried ...

Coromandel Peninsula, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel Peninsula

A travel blog entry by grom

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... the peninsula, finally culminating in the Eyefull Tower viewpoint. The driver provides commentary too: "Anyone here from Auckland? Then welcome to New Zealand!" was a joke on the big city pace of life there. Doubly funny to us, since we see Auckland as a ...

Hot water beach, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Hot water beach

A travel blog entry by tom-rw

... . We visited most if not all of them and experienced what they had to offer. It was also surprised t be the best place in New Zealand to snorkel but hiring snorkelling gear was $20 so we had each bought our own snorkel back in Whitianga for $20, which I ...

die erste Arbeitswoche geschafft..., Cooks Beach, New Zealand travel blog

die erste Arbeitswoche geschafft...

A travel blog entry by melenz

Jetzt schaffe ich es endlich mal wieder einen Blogeintrag zu verfassen. Eine Woche arbeite ich nun schon auf der Kiwiplantage und bin schon fast reich dadurch geworden...(mehr oder weniger) Unsere Aufgabenbereiche waren bis jetzt noch nicht all zu ...

Whitianga - Day 2, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Whitianga - Day 2

A travel blog entry by jsto

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... the view was absolutely amazing. I walked back down and wandered along Cooks Beach, before calling it a day and heading back to Whitianga. In the evening a bus load of people arrived, and hostel was absolutely full. So I made my way down to the beach ...

Mercury Bay - not that we'd know it!, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Mercury Bay - not that we'd know it!

A travel blog entry by bluecircle

... enough town, but since we'd only seen it at night or from the bus, we wouldn't know! The Zephyr bus pass is a great way to see New Zealand, but we all can't help but wish we had more time here, so we could hop on and off the bus at will, rather than see ...

More beautiful beaches!, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

More beautiful beaches!

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

From thames i headed along the coast past beautiful coves and then along the 309 road (another gravel road!) through the forest to whitianga. Along the way a saw a large square kauri tree and a waterfall and also a grove of kauri trees a bit further ...

Pahia-whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Pahia-whitianga

A travel blog entry by tom-rw

... took longer than anticipated. We arrived at 3:32 and flagged down the bus as it pulled out on to the road without us. Fortunately it stopped and let us on so we were safely on track to our next hostel in Whitianga, which we have booked for three ...

Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand travel blog

Whitianga

A travel blog entry by jz2009

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... has awesome views over the city. Our driver Matt, then took us out of the city and heading to our first overnight stop, Whitianga (pronounced fit-e-anga). Along the way we stopped for a walk to a place called Cathedral cove. The walk was about 45 ...

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