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  • Coromandel highlightsCoromandel Is a lovely peninsula with lovely beaches, attractive towns and some features that are unique to the area. We drove through Auckland to get there, but it is also possible if you are a foot passenger to go due Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 27, 2015
  • Napier - known as the Art Deco capitalNapier is an exquisite gem of a town on the east coast of North Island. In 1931, on February 3rd, Napier and neighbouring Hastings suffered a massive earthquake with over 100 dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed. Out of this Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 27, 2015
  • Un poco locoI think we're all a little bit crazy inside, in some way or another. Definitely some more so then others, and i'd probably have to include my self in that some. And as it happens, that's exactly what i was Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 25, 2015
  • Russell and NgunguruThe North of North Island generally seemed very sparsely populated and rather separate from the rest of the country. It is true that there are some largish centres of population such as Whangerei, and one came across some tourists but Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 22, 2015
  • Cath and Paul still in New ZealandJust to avoid any confusion, Paul and Cath are still in New Zealand, currently in Auckland and travelling by train to Wellington on the 23rd. We will be travelling to Melbourne and Bali before our return to the UK. Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 22, 2015
  • In defence of North Island Before our trip and many times following our arrival in New Zealand, we were told that South Island was the most beautiful and that it was worth visiting the North but a couple of weeks should cover it. In defence Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 21, 2015
  • Somtimes you get more then you bargained forThe rain hit Franz Josef, down South, hard. So that's where Shea, Tegan and I headed for a few days on my time off. We'd just paddled a flooded Tatara (quite full on when its high), well Tegan and i Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 19, 2015
  • The Best West Coast - Part 2 JANUARY Only a few days in to the new year, Robin, Shea and I awoke to the barn shaking and Col running out to us shouting to get outside. It was an earthquake. The quake measured 6.2 (i think.. can't quite Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 19, 2015
  • Northland Northland is the most northern area of North Island and is actually called Northland officially. It is a remarkably beautiful area and the most similar to places I love Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 18, 2015
  • Te Araroa - Queenstown to Bluff[center]After leaving the hospitality provided by Craig and Kirsty we had to get to the next section which started at the Greenstone River Carpark. Te Araroa advise that Lake Wakatipu is a hazard area and trampers can use can use Posted by Peter and Rose in Peter and Rose's Travels | Mar 17, 2015
  • Te Araroa - Twizel to Queenstown[center]It was a cool morning but a beautiful day as we walked out of Twizel on the next section of Te Araroa and we enjoyed mostly good weather all the way to Queenstown. We walked past Lake Ruataniwha and Lake Posted by Peter and Rose in Peter and Rose's Travels | Mar 16, 2015
  • Awesome AucklandWe had three memorable days in Auckland when we first arrived in North Island. Some New Zealanders and tourists are a little ambivelant about the city, often comparing it unfavourably to Wellington. We are not in a position to make Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 16, 2015
  • The New Zealand "bach" The 'bach', pronounced 'batch' not 'bark' is something of a New Zealand institution. It is essentially a holiday or second home and has been around for a long time, bec Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 15, 2015
  • And then there were two... Cath and Paul travel onHappily for us we are still in New Zealand and on North Island although sadly we had to wave goodbye to Kate and Stuart as they departed on the bus from Kerikeri on their long journey home. We are now Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 14, 2015
  • Auckland plus best bits!After the train delays of the previous day we only had one full day in Auckland. We had lots to fit in before setting off to continent number three. We got some currency exchanged, booked the first couple of nights Posted by BecsandSar in Becs and Sar go travelling | Mar 13, 2015
  • Team Senn Rides Again - Europe 2.0Hi Team Senn friends and family, Well finally here we are again! It’s been 7 years since Angela and I were last in Europe and currently we find ourselves deep in preparation mode, prior to our first foray into Eastern Europe Posted by coogiextra in Team Senn - A Late OE... | Mar 10, 2015
  • Queenstown.... Farewell New ZealandMarch 3 Last night as I was going to bed, I noticed a red light flashing on the dash of the car. Oh no, what now!!! Took a good look at it.... it's a symbol of a car with Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Mar 7, 2015
  • The Wild WestThis region, the West Coast of South Island, has a particularly strong connection with the early history of New Zealand. Thousands of would-be gold miners immigrated here to try and make it rich in the 1860s. There is a Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 5, 2015
  • Clyde and CromwellAfter our cruise, we decided to head inland to explore more of Central Otago which has some very picturesque towns. Among them are Clyde and Cromwell which are both in an orchard and wine growing region. As we travelled through, Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 5, 2015
  • Low Water = Canyoning ExpeditionsIt was mid December, we'd had no rain for some time which meant all the rivers had dropped out, including our favourite, Kakapotahi. We'd heard word of a log in the last drop that was a problem at low flows. Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 5, 2015
  • The Best West Coast - Part 1A friend described to me our time in Hokitika as 'lost in the West Coast vortex', and its true. Since arriving on the West Coast almost four months ago it definitely feels that way. I've lost track of the Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 5, 2015
  • AucklandWe arrived back to where we started almost 3 months ago, back to the traffic jams and back to the big city life. We stayed at a very nice family who we met at the Mclaren falls. We ate dinner Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Mar 2, 2015
  • Albatross and Blue Penguins Feb 27 With the sun shining and blue skies, I hiked up Fox Glacier for the second time. It was much clearer than yesterday, but the sun was so bright that I couuldn't take a good picture. So you'll Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Mar 2, 2015
  • Feb. 28 - FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, NZ New Zealand's 14 major South Island Fiords, misnamed "sounds" by early explorers, are all a part of Fiordland National Park. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.co Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 6 | Mar 1, 2015
  • Feb. 27 - DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND Golden morning light bathes the waiting timber. The wee town of Port Chalm Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 6 | Feb 28, 2015
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