Auckland North Shore Motels & Holiday Park
Travel Blogs from Northcote
... stop was Maori cultural center where we witnessed woodcarving training, weavers’ school, and saw geysers, hot springs, and mud pots. Next stop was the Agrodome where we learned all the different breeds of sheep, saw a shearing exhibition, and saw a dog trial. .We then had the afternoon off until 5:45 when we mustered again to go to the "Maori Experience". This consisted of a show that introduced us to the Maori culture and how they did ...
... rumours to the contrary, North and South Islands are both great places with their own identities – it’s hard to pick between them, but the south probably just edges it.
Favourite city: Probably Queenstown, as it’s a great place and a lot of fun, but we enjoyed Auckland a huge amount too, probably as we were staying with Nat.
Least favourite city: Invercargill
Highlights of the country:
Vin: Diving up in ...
... of the world up there and the views were just immense. However, if we thought the hard work was over we were wrong as the descent was probably more treacherous. With the rocks dislodging it is very hard to get any grip descending and we eventually aimed for a track where the rocks were quite small where you could kind of surf/slide down the mountain. It was really fun but also slightly scary! After the descent all 4 of us had the same feeling when looking back at the mountain from ...
... a few moments of silence. After our meal, we walked along the north beach of Piha, which we had visited a year ago with the family on a very sunny day when the black volcanic sand was too hot for bare feet. On this cloudy evening, there was no such problem. There was an interesting sky to the west but no spectacular sunset. Back at the house, we had a chat with Geoff, who gave us most of the family history which I have already reported to ...
... Lifestyle – This comes from being such a quiet country almost forgotten about by the rest of the world. We were even able to walk to work whilst living in the Capital City. Being close to water (lakes or the ocean) in most areas also adds to the relaxed atmosphere and this is something we will miss when we are back in the UK.
Adventure Sports – We have had to keep Rachel on a leash here ...
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