Travel Blogs from Whangarei
... spot overlooking the bay for our first night in our camper. The spot was quiet and right by some well maintained public toilets. A great first spot. We cooked up a bacon and vegetable pasta meal and settled down for the night. We had read that it can be very cold in campervans in the winter, but we chose a camper that was both insulated and had diesel heaters so we are hoping we should be fine.
... extinct birds, crickets, stuffed predators and lots of other ugly insects. We then went to the museum upstairs and saw a lot of Maori cultural tools, canoes, weapons, precious things used for trading in history and also the world war one exhibit. We actually learnt a lot rather then being boring like these things usually are. Ellis bought a cute NZ bell as a souvenir, it will come in handy when I need something and he is in another room :) After this we went to to Karri forest. ...
... Immigration Officer. We hand him Landing Cards showing the countries we have visited in the last thirty days. "How did you like South America? The Carnival in Rio is great" he says. I say that actually we were not in Brazil. "Oh. Shame. The Carnival in Rio is great. My friend went there. The whole city closes down......................" And then he tells us about his friends adventures while he is doing the paperwork which doesn't take long. "Good to see you. I hope ...
... dives we had worked up a healthy appetite so we had our first NZ steak and discovered that they raise some very good tasting beef in this country too. And when Michael goes shopping on his own, no one asks him for his ID, so we could have a nice bottle of wine with our steak.
The next morning, after having had a hearty breakfast of delicious coffee (flat whites, we miss you already), bacon, eggs and hash browns, we continued on to Paihia, in the Bay of Islands. New adventures ...
... an ice cream. I got back and not too long after Megan and the kids got back, then Steve and Ed got back..... With a 20 litre bottle of rum. They had even been to the pub for lunch, so then I didn't feel too guilty about buying an ice cream. We sat and enjoyed a few drinks in the garden whilst the sun was out before dinner. Friday: Well after the past few days of being able to enjoy the lovely weather we've been having, it really didn't feel like Christmas was coming up, that ...
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