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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei » Uretiti March 30th 2013

A quick update, because free internet is few and far between if you don't have a laptop or smartphone around these parts. Although it's already a few days ago, let me tell you about how I got lost outside Whangarei (pronounce: Fangarei). Because I was still exhausted from my long trek to the Waipu Caves through the hills, my caving adventure at the Waipu Caves, and the long climb towards a little piece of Paradise called Little Earth Lodge east of Whangarei, right next to the Abby Caves, which I also explored. Being so tired, and needing to see a bit more of Whangarei, instead of moving to the next city I moved to the next hostel, a bit north of Whangarei, so I would have a headstart the next day. This gave me the time ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei » Uretiti August 3rd 2011

Heute wollten wir das Nordland von Neuseeland erreichen. Auf dem Weg dorthin, machten wir noch einen kleinen Abstecher nach Waiomu. Hier konnten wir zu einem nahegelegenen Kauri-Wald wandern. Der Kauribaum ist die zweitgrößte Baumart der Welt und steht in Neuseeland unter Naturschutz. Die Bäume können bis zu 4000 Jahre alt werden und eine Höhe von 60 m erreichen. Der Wanderweg lag direkt an einem Bachlauf. Diesen mussten wir 7 mal überqueren. Um keine nassen Füße zu bekommen, mussten wir von Stein zu Stein springen, um ans andere Ufer zu gelangen. Fast trockenen Fußes kamen wir am großen Kauribaum am Ende des Wanderweges an. Es ist schon sehr beeindruckend, wenn man vor ihnen steht und das wahre Ausmaß eines solchen Baumes sieht. Anschließend setzen wir unsere Fahrt ins Nordland fort, um am Abend, nach 350 km in ... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei » Uretiti February 22nd 2011

Hello every one, you may have heard that there was a huge earthquake in the South Island and we just wanted to let you know that we are very safe in the north of the North Island and having a great time! Swimming in the sea, enjoying lots of great fruit and of course fish and chips. Absolutely bril! C&T... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei » Uretiti February 9th 2009

With all the recent stresses of getting our resiency application ready for immigration, a long weekend at the beach was calling. Waitangi Day, a public holiday, fell on a Friday this year and like many Kiwis, we decided to take advantage of the time off and head to the beach for a few days. We set off early and found the roads to be relatively deserted. Bliss. Just before we reached our destination, we stopped off at a so-called German Cafe and Motel just outside Wairewa. I was excited to see if there was any kind of bakery inside but was shocked to find not one single thing remotely German looking about the entire place! Not to be completely disheartened, Glynn headed back the way we came to a Dutch deli we had passed a kilometer ... read more
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