Arches Retreat - Ridgeland Farm Whangarei

400 Owhiwa Road, Whangarei, North Island, 0192, New Zealand | Villa
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This villa, located on 400 Owhiwa Road, Whangarei, is near Whangarei Falls.
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    A travel blog entry by gatogo on Aug 31, 2014

    16 comments, 4 photos

    ... issue in Northland due to genetics, lifestyle, and diet. Add to that the degree of rural poverty here as well as the Maori having a 3-4 times higher rate than the European populations, I am being exposed to things which are both very new, yet familiar at the same time. Culture plays a much greater role here than at home and I am slowly learning the intricacies of the Maori culture which I am finding very interesting.

    A brief example of this is the first ...

    Poor Knights Island

    A travel blog entry by kalie on Aug 22, 2014

    24 photos

    ... sand, it was incredible. When I called the other divers over to see it, I moved in front of it with the idea that it would block its path. It had other ideas however, and when it felt the other divers get close to it, it used me as a rock to hide under and around. These things are apparently harmless, but man they look scary. We also saw a ray on this dive, which we followed for a while. The scorpion fish on this dive were not incredibly friendly,
    except for two ...

    New Zealand

    A travel blog entry by mersonjames on Mar 02, 2014

    9 photos

    ... the road comes to a deadend and I finally have to accept the Satnav may have been right after all.

    On the right road up the hill there are signs saying "Kiwi Protected Area". I wonder whether this means it is a designated area where Australian tourists are not allowed to make fun of or be insulting about their Kiwi hosts. I find out later that it in fact means you are not allowed to take dogs in to the forest there as they will kill Kiwis which are now ...

    Das Land der Kiwis

    A travel blog entry by judith_michi on Feb 02, 2014

    47 photos

    ... sea sick, as some of the other divers were not so lucky (We'll leave the rest to your imagination, we will get back to this topic on a later entry, little teaser here for the South Island). While on Borneo and in the Great Barrier Reef we dove in 29C warm water, here we had a refreshing 17C. This meant 7mm suits, hoods and about double the amount of weights that we we used before. The underwater scenery and high visibility more than made up for the cold water though.


    Good byes and driving north to Whangerei area

    A travel blog entry by journeyer on Dec 28, 2013

    49 photos

    As we talked about leaving Bethells Beach and our warm hosts and other guests, I felt a bit ...