Orongo Bay Homestead
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... After that we stopped at another town called Russel, where we had lunch. In the restaurant they had a book of Germany (including Dortmund). After we returned to place from where we started we went to the four sisters (also named Kauri trees). In the night we did a walk through the forest. Because of the opportunity to see a kiwi in the wilderness we didn't use the flashlights. Only the ...
... able to play in the water a little while before having to head back out. Our last big site seeing location was 345m (1130 ft) on top of Pukehula- the highest hill within the Bay of Islands. At first I thought the ‘Bay of Islands’ was unique to the Great Ocean Road. Then, I thought maybe either that Bay of Islands or this Bay of Islands was named after one or the other. But then I discovered that ...
... wet. That's a lot of elephants. Up to 300 men can get in it to row. Two weeks ago they took it out to meet some Polynesians who were visiting. The next time will be on Waitangi Day.. February 6th (when we will be in Dubai again with Oscar and Owen).
We also saw the carved Maori meeting house...made of Kauri and mats woven NZ flax. Nearly all the carvings of Maori gods and legends show the people ...
... first representative lived, and a magnificently carved meeting house. The two symbolising the partnership between the Maori and the British crown.
A trip up the coast to KeriKeri was our last visit on this leg. A delicious lunch in lovely spot by the water at a restaurant that used to be owned by our friends Kim and Sally Taylor. We spent some time watching all the local ...
... afternoon, we went back to the boat where the crew had cooked up the mussels for us to eat, provided lunch, and cracked open the sea creatures so we cooked look inside them. As they were still alive we are the yellow insides which were their eggs. They tasted just like salt water (disgusting) but we had to try it out. What a cool 22 hours! Back to Auckland we go just for the 1 night so we can grab a bus and go visit our good mates Karl and Rozie in Tauranga! ...