Travel Blogs from Whangarei
We left Kauri Coast Holiday resort sharp at nine am, our aim is travel up toward Whangerei. We wanted to visit the Kauri Museum on our way up the coast. The Museum was just outside the small community of Matakohe, but it was immense. It was crammed full of old steam engines, (mostly from the UK) powering various types of woodworking equipment, all processing wood fro the Kauri Tree. As I am a particularly sad person I counted over 100 different types of chain saws, aside from the static ...
Before leaving KeriKeri we made it to the Possum shop - run by 2 (dead) possum enthusiasts from Belgium who declared that they could not tolerate the cold of NZ if it was not for possum wool which gives instant gratification. We headed for the west coast stopping off at the fascinating boulders discovered by Felix Swiss geologist & civil ...
... welcome home or something much more terrifying) was not for me but for a football team that had arrived home, nonetheless it made the arriving rather special. What was also special was that Wendy was there to greet me. Hooray, I might be able to blog but I forgot to organise my phone so I could make a phone call when I got here if required. We ...
... other side of the river! We do stop to takes some pictures, see a wedding party being photographed at this very attractive spot and "bump" into Angela and John, a couple who were on the trip yesterday, so have a bit of a chat before getting on our way. We reach Waipoua Forest and the vegetation became very dense and the road twists and turns through the tall trees and ferns. We stop to look at a huge, 2000 year old ...
... through the rocks is worth it. Lights off, as two fellow cavers suggested, and there was the glow from the worms. Who aren't worms, but fly larvae, but never mind all that. Stunning. They glow brighter as they get hungrier-they seemed mid digestion to me, but the look is fabulous, very like looking up at the stars, though with a greenish tinge. There was now no one with me to say 'ah, but when you've seen the stars from the salt flats of Bolivia...', or 'Waitomo is grander' so I just ...
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
260 Kamo Rd., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92
2 Bank St., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $43