Babylon Coast Rd, RD 3, Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand | Ranch
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Travel Blogs from Whangarei

Whangerai and the Poor Knights

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


... isn’t astounding it’s still pretty good. We surface and compare stories – seems we were pretty successful! We head back to shore, getting a few tips about Northland from the locals and enjoying homemade cake from a couple of the team, and everyone’s pretty happy by the time we hit the harbour. We say our goodbyes, jump in the car and head north on the relatively short journey up to Paihia where we’ll be spending a few ...

Puzzles and Pizza

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... like to have that experience! This is the neighbor who raises and sells pigs – and is Jewish! Have a look at this custom made wood burning oven that looks like the shape of a garlic! What a special place this Hokianga area is – and our choice of Kokohuia Lodge was like staying in a tree house with glorious views of sand dunes, forest and ocean with warm and welcoming ...

On the road!

A travel blog entry by catherinejill


... that, not once have we got mad or upset. We have both just laughed it all off. We see no point in getting mad or upset about the little or really big things. Especially being half way across the country from any family or friends. Who do we have to go vent to anyways? Plus on the bright side, we have plenty of wine and a great view. There are better things to be doing :). We hope you are all doing good. We love and miss you. It's almost December! We'll write soon again. ...

Yogi Bears

A travel blog entry by alexsbigdayout


Turning up at our new home for the next ten days in Whangarei filled me with excitement and joy looking at the environment i would be working in.

The property sat comfortably nestled in to a 9 acre lifestyle block, complete with it's own forest, which consumed a whopping 7 acres of the site. This forest played host to my first possum hunt with the helpfull guidance of a neighbour. Armed with a 2 2 rifle, and some flash lights we went ...

Gum diggers

A travel blog entry by rubin


... chewing gum. Trees were injured to harvest kauri gum. Kauri gum is known as copal - this is young amber. Amber is older and harder than kauri gum. Kauri gum dated up to 43 million years old is on display in the Kauri Museum. Amber dates from 25 million to over 200 million years.

Today, very few kauris are cut down but there is still an industry for swamp kauri. Some of the trees extracted from swamps ...


This ranch is located on Babylon Coast Rd, RD 3, Whangarei.
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