Travel Blogs from Piha, New Zealand

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A Beach of a Day!, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

A Beach of a Day!

A travel blog entry by oldhamkiwi

... left the comfortable surroundings of Auckland and headed out West to Piha.  Piha Beach is said to be the most famous beach in New Zealand for surfers, but as you can see from the photos, me and Jen pretty much had it to ourselves!!  Piha is on ...

Go West Part 3, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Go West Part 3

A travel blog entry by svensch

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... , bei Wind und Wetter, barfuß nach Hause. Auch die Bedienungen in einem Restaurant in Pauanui waren barfuß. Das ist Neuseeland! Piha liegt unterhalb eines Berges und die Aussicht war echt toll! Es wurde zwar langsam etwas ungemütlich und kalt, aber es ...

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park (West of Auckland), Auckland (Piha), New Zealand travel blog

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park (West of Auckland)

A travel blog entry by mekrista

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Well, I finally got out of the city for a while. I went on a 5 hour tour of Waitakere Ranges National Park. There was only four other people, so it was nice. I think the pics pretty much say it all. Oh, I had to get naked in front of everyone so that ...

Go West young man......., Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Go West young man.......

A travel blog entry by tatts

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... coast....where the real surf is apparently, where the waves and rip tides can be pretty dangerous. Stopped at a couple of places (Piha and Karekare) to have a look at the black volcanic sand and take a few snaps....hope you like them. Forgot to ...

Jul 05, 2011, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Jul 05, 2011

A travel blog entry by monikaitomek

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surfin surfin....lets go surfin, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

surfin surfin....lets go surfin

A travel blog entry by newzealand2010

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Ausflug nach Piha und zu den Kitekitefalls, Piha New Zealand, New Zealand travel blog

Ausflug nach Piha und zu den Kitekitefalls

A travel blog entry by abenteuer-nz

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... grossen Stadt und landeten in einem Paradies. Ca. eine Stunde von Auckland entfernt, ueber einen huegeligen Pass kommt man nach Piha. Dort gibt es wundervolle schwarze Straende, gruene Waelder und Gebirge. Wir machten uns auf zur einer Wanderung, vorbei ...

Gone with the Wind, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Gone with the Wind

A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth

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... and even subdivisions. That was the type of driving we became accustomed to from our time on the South Island. The route to Piha passes through the Waitakere Ranges, a nature preserve. The road in the preserve is twisty and hilly, not really designed for ...

Canyoning in the Waitakere Mts., Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Canyoning in the Waitakere Mts.

A travel blog entry by bpm107

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... the Waitakere Mtns. The silver ferns were everywhere. The scenery was fabulous. Once over the top and heading down to Piha, Cam stopped at a viewpoint. The views of the big waves crashing onto the beach, the rugged cliffs and Lion Rock jutting out ...

Wedding Bells!!!, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Wedding Bells!!!

A travel blog entry by cheeseandcarrie

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There was lots of running around in the morning and at 1:45pm we all got on the coach to Piha, with a chilli bin full of drink. At Piha the wedding went perfectly and everyone had a ball. It was all very relaxed and smoothe, with some drunken dancing ...

Whangarei to Piha (the Northlands), Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Whangarei to Piha (the Northlands)

A travel blog entry by martynandsarah

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... though. Time was passing and we wanted to have the weekend in Auckland so we hacked on down the west coast to get to Piha Beach just as it was getting dark but with enough light to see how impressive the approach was. This place had been recommended to ...

Alte Bäume und der Lion Rock, Piha, Neuseeland travel blog

Alte Bäume und der Lion Rock

A travel blog entry by ger2nz

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Am ersten Tag bei den Bekannten der ehemaligen DS-Lehrerin von Luisa, zu denen wir uns nach einer relativ kurzen Probefahrt gestern Abend bravourös durch den neuseeländischen Linksverkehr gekämpft haben, wurden wir von diesen zu einer ...

Pronounced 'pee-har', Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Pronounced 'pee-har'

A travel blog entry by suzy.travels

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Today, I'm afraid, was another typical sunny New Zealand day, and so off we went to the beach. Piha is to the west of Auckland, and I think it probably took about an hour to get there, along those crazy winding bendy roads. It's a very scenic spot, with ...

PADI and Deep Adventure Divers, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

PADI and Deep Adventure Divers

A travel blog entry by stephen2013

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Second day of diving, I'm quite nervous. The thought of being 30m under water and when you come up you have to do a decompression stop at 5m for 3 minutes. It is a bit scary incase you need to do an emergency surface. It is like Liz and I have changed ...

kuraki trees - tallest trees in new zealand, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

kuraki trees - tallest trees in new zealand

A travel blog entry by alirach2012

... to the information centre to find a spot where we could see the Kuraki Trees!  The Kuraki trees our the biggest species in New Zealand! They are amazing!  Later we headed further up north!  Written by Ali (I am running out of time on my ...

Jess' Tiki Tour, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Jess' Tiki Tour

A travel blog entry by kenanddonna2005

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... us on a Tiki Tour … a "drive around" for all the non Kiwi's. First we headed up to a popular surfing spot called Piha Beach, which was pretty.  It wasn’t exactly sunbaking weather, but it wasn’t raining either, and the sun even ...

Schwarzer Sand und Spatzeninvasion, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Schwarzer Sand und Spatzeninvasion

A travel blog entry by livundtimm

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... es geht rauf und runter und links und rechts. Zu allem Ueberfluss ist es auch noch ein bisschen nebelig. Aber urploetzlich kurz vor Piha ging es dann los. Man bekommt eine super Aussicht von ganz oben, ueber die ganze Stadt. Man sieht den Strand und die ...

Gloeiwormpjes, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Gloeiwormpjes

A travel blog entry by goodorang

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... door naar de westkust. Het is indrukwekkend hoe uitgestrekt Auckland is. De huizen zijn laagvloers en hebben allemaal tuin. De kronkelweg naar Piha is een ramp, zo aan het eind van een lange rit, maar de ruigheid van Piha Beach maakt veel goed. We maken ...

Ah, New Zealand, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Ah, New Zealand

A travel blog entry by stephwelsh

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... night we were there we lost power as it was so windy and it was a bit chilly. But the next day surpassed my expectations for New Zealand - Kristen took me to Matakana where we just missed the farmer's market (I view this as good for me, save money and eat ...

Po práci legraci, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Po práci legraci

A travel blog entry by yunda

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Sem se dneska hecnul, vstal o hodinu dřív a makal do rachoty. Proč jsem klesnul k něčemu takovému? Protože se po dvou měsících umoudřil vítr a na západním pobřeží fouká offshore! :-) Měl jsem to ...

Dobrý den, co si dáte? Rybu!, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Dobrý den, co si dáte? Rybu!

A travel blog entry by yunda

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... začalo v podstatě jako tradiční víkend – vstávačka, nakýblovat krámy do auta a šupky dupky na Piha beach. Chvíli jsem se povozil (nic moc), pak mě opětovně vycvičil rip a když už jsem ...

A visit to the places i belong....THE BEACH, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

A visit to the places i belong....THE BEACH

A travel blog entry by shortycharly

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... It was pretty awesome to be able to see everything from up there, and obviously was the ideal place for my 1st handstand shot of New Zealand.....o wait it was my first one, i dint even realise until writing this actually :-D. So really this was a day for ...

Northland, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Northland

A travel blog entry by katzenjammerkid

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... ! Seit gestern sind wir wieder in Auckland und bleiben vermutlich bis morgen oder uebermorgen. Heute waren wir mit zwei anderen Deutschen aus unserem Hostel am Piha Beach. Joa, morgen gehts vielleicht endlich nach Waiheke Island, aber man wird sehen. ...

surf paradise in Piha, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

surf paradise in Piha

A travel blog entry by marionandjohn

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... 'e, cette fois ci en van, 2 mois se sont déjŕ écoulés. On va passer l'aprčs midi dans la ville du surf, Piha. John et moi faisons ensuite voyage ŕ part pour la 1ere fois puisque John part passé une semaine dans le Northland avec Etienne et ...

Piha and it's black sand beaches, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Piha and it's black sand beaches

A travel blog entry by tballsworldtrip

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... as soon as you open the door. On the first day we hiked Lion rock. Lion rock is an eroded volcano core that is 101 meters tall. Piha has black sand beaches because there is a lot of iron in the sand. It is hard to walk on a sunny day because it gets so ...

Up dste on Natural Disaster Tour, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Up dste on Natural Disaster Tour

A travel blog entry by saffronsix

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The Natural Disaster Tour has experienced a Tsunami! Last night we trauwled the small village of Piha to find a venue for Jasper to watch the Super 15 rugby . The bowling club was our saviour and had good food as well. Beer in hand and tummy's full of ...

Trip to Piha & Karekare Beaches, Piha,  New Zealand travel blog

Trip to Piha & Karekare Beaches

A travel blog entry by lilianartt

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... of malibu board riding in New Zealand, introduced by two Californian lifeguards in 1956. The first surf boat race held in New Zealand was at Piha in the 1930s. Piha has rips and currents and Fisherman regularly die off the rocks. Piha is not just surf ...

Black Sand, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Black Sand

A travel blog entry by judihasi

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... drive through the national park called Waitakere which looks like a big rainforest and then you reach the volcanic beaches. One is in Piha and has a Lion rock (cause it looks like a lion :)). The beach is ideal for surfers but carful with your mobile and ...

Forests and Beaches and no more city!, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Forests and Beaches and no more city!

A travel blog entry by viggosgurl

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... is also a lot of death too.  Here it feels very natural and nothing to fear. I, then, travelled down a windy, twisty road to Piha.  Lion Rock does indeed look like a lion but more so from above (there's a great view point on the road before it ...

Kitesurfing Wetter?, Piha, New Zealand travel blog

Kitesurfing Wetter?

A travel blog entry by rahelundpeter

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... Wochen nicht und so ist Rahels Hoffnung kiten zu können schnell begraben. Am späteren Nachmittag machen wir uns spontan auf nach Piha um zu schauen, ob alles noch so ist wie gehabt. Als Geschenk bekamen wir feine Feijoas (wieso hab ich diese Vitamin ...

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