Mainstreet Lodge

235 Commerce Street, Kaitaia, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by kerrynjones


... are seen as educational champions!At the playdough table I meet a wonderful woman who has 16 children and today she has brought two of them along to the playgroup. Some of the children she has 'adopted' and, as she tells the story of how she came to have 16 children, I recognise the stories of drug dependency and neglect that also exist in Australian families. Today a young girl, Rawenia, is graduating from playgroup and will ...

North is North

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour


... more powerful than ones I’ve ever been on and we got up to 80kph (48mph). We had a lot of fun, changing drivers and driving in circles before heading back to the safety of land. As we returned there was a helicopter taking off so kept our distance, but it was a weird experience as it took off above our heads.

Waitomo caves are famous for their glow-worms. We weren’t allowed to take our camera’s so I’ve had to steal some. We did the Black Abyss tour with ...

Waipoua Forrest

A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout


... van for free to try and stop the thefts and the money goes towards their fuel etc. Ok I can live with that. We followed one of the paths which said it was a 40 min route ,there were longer ones. The path lead us deeper in to the bush which was beautifully primeval with Kuari trees every where. These things are huge and look strange as they grow straight up almost to their full hight then sprout branches .So you get these amazing trunks on them ,which is ...

The 90 mile beach - where oceans meet

A travel blog entry by belhorizon1


... almost like flour.

We had lunch in Tapotupotu bay. We shared our sandwich with the local birds. It's funny to watch them interact and see which one is the boss etc.

We reached cape Reinga at about 2pm. The road simply stops and then you walk for about 10-15 mn to the lighthouse and you can see the Tasman sea meeting the Pacific ocean. The currents coming from two directions collide and the waves crash into each other. I wish I ...

Kauri trees and Kiwis

A travel blog entry by concon3546


We left a very rustic department of conservation (DOC) campsite for a more convenient holiday park. At these places, a kitchen is available. This makes for less back breaking work bending down, cooking on a low stove, working with cooler bags and ice verses a fridge. At the holiday park, we met Jane and Dominique and their sons and watched our combined kids have fun while we sipped coffees and later ...


This hostel, located on 235 Commerce Street, Kaitaia, is near Harrisons Cape Runner.
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