Travel Blogs from Whangarei
... I could see perfectly for at least 20 metres. The Mao Mao caves were covered in crustaceans of so many varieties that the walls were multi-coloured, as if someone had thrown tins of paint around the caves, while the water was a vivid blue. We also saw hundreds and hundreds of tropical fish – we had been half-jokingly warned earlier that there are so many fish in this area that they actually get in the way of trying to see anything else!
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... in Paparoa but it wasn't the peaceful stop we had anticipated as the local school had just come out for lunch and games!
Following that the bikes were loaded up and after 20km those of us who wanted to cycled to Mangawhai. There was an option to cycle to the beach for an extra 10km which 4 of us took. After a coffee stop we found the most beautiful ...
... pretty quiet, just one walker and one runner passing the other way while I was walking there, and I was at peace. I'd seen grand falls in Japan, and wondered what I was in for. Not very much, it turned out, though I felt a sense of peace there (despite the campsite just over the way below the waterfall and houses on the other side of an ugly road bridge over it), probably because the first thing I saw was a man sitting by the falls, looking entirely at peace. Small ...
... weather locations. We had this idea of seeing some caves, which was not a good idea as it was a long walk in the rain only to find that the caves were flooded. However we had a dry campervan to return to for a cup of coffee, but next to us two young Germans were stuck there in a car with a flat battery and hoping some passing vehicle would have some jump leads as they couldn't afford to call out the AA. I wonder if they ...
... who had emigrated here in the 60's gave us loads of good information on where to go. The second guy, Tony, lived in the big white bus. Now as some of you may know I absolutely love buses, I have done ever since I can remember, and I was really interested in his bus. Jay calls me a bus geek and she is absolutely right, I am. Tony invited us to come and have a look inside his bus and we gladly accepted. The bus was built in 1997 and had been in public service in ...
Other places to stay in Whangarei
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $133
Waverly St., Onerahi, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92
35 Otaika Rd, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $96
54 Otaika Road, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $64
2 Bank St., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $43
260 Kamo Rd., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92