Published: June 1st 2008May 26th 2008
Beach Near Orewa
Just North of Auckland, we spent a night here listening to the waves.
Just in time to be behind again, we are catching up on our blog! With about two weeks remaining until we depart New Zealand, we embarked on a journey North of Auckland to the farthest North tip.
Our travels took us through one of the larger Northern cities of Whangarei, where you can see some photos of below. We stopped at "the most photographed waterfalls in New Zealand" just minutes from town and had a picnic lunch before continuing north to Whale's Bay and Matapouri Beach. Here we stopped for a sunny break and met some locals, a five year-old boy and his father splashing in the waves.
The locals were friendly and one bloke even brought by some fresh Snapper he had just caught and cooked on the beach. Eating a fish with eyes watching us was a bit much for us prairie chickens but it was amazing and fresh; a delicacy that would cost a pretty penny in a restaurant.
Whananaki's longest foot bridge was a sight we almost didn't make it to as floods in the previous weeks had caused landslides over the tiny dirt road. Crews were busy cleaning up the mess as we
Birds of a Feather
Flocking together in Orewa
made our way there. The bridge was quite long, although more impressive when the tide is in!
There are more photos below