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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei June 1st 2015

Well winter is officially here! rain, wind and chilly over the past week....but at last this morning after the mist had cleared we had some wintry sunshine so we pack the flasks and went for a walk. Here are a few photos........ read more
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The mist cleared slowly
Look at the view

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Massey May 30th 2015

Today Joseph, Stacey and Thomas moved house from Massey to Te Atutu Peninsula. Stacey had been very busy packing and both Joseph and Stacey had already got the power, phone and internet connection organised. The men arrived with their truck bang on time and with the help of Patrick, Ben and Claire we did it! Having Samantha there to organise Thomas was a big help on the day. I took a few photos but they are not very good! Lucky to have a sunny day!... read more
The bathroom has everything you need
Waiting for the bed to be made
Joseph worked out how to higher the cot

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland May 27th 2015

Hello you beautiful people! I'm just sitting here in my room and thought I would take the time to tell you all how and why I came to be in Auckland, realized I didn't really tell my backstory and what I've been up to besides my hike! So, flashback to January where I was once again stuck in Dixon, unhappy with everything, and wondering what to do next. Cue my long lost very persuasive best friend Sydney! This girl reached out to me and told me how amazing Australia and New Zealand were and set a fire under my ass to get out and travel again. So within a month of talking to her, my plane ticket was bought! Sold my car, a bunch of my stuff, and hopped on that plane! Now I actually went ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Pukekohe May 27th 2015

Hey Everyone, We woke up this morning in the peninsular just off Tairua at the overnight parking site we had stayed at. We had breakfast in the camper then headed along the SH25 towards Auckland. We had looked at ‘camper mate’ app to see if there were any free places to park in or near Auckland but there was nothing. So we drove to Pukekohe, which is about an hour drive south of Auckland. We parked up about 11.30am, as it is winter season now, there was no one parked up there so we didn’t have to worry about the limited parking available for campers. We had lunch when we arrived, using up what we have in the fridge. As we only have 3 days left with the camper we need to start using up the ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand May 26th 2015

Apologies.. Just read the last blog back and realised how awful the spelling and typing mistakes are! In future.. I will check over them before publishing them! I'll blame it on my phone for now..... ... read more

Hi Family, friends and fellow bloggers, We woke up in Coromandel Town, we left by about 8.30am, driving all around the peninsular from Coromandal town to Whitianga on the SH25, then down to Hot Water Beach, then finally staying the night in a free self-contained camp ground about 10 minutes from Tairua. It really doesn’t take long to get all the way round (maybe an hour), so we had plenty of time to stop in the pretty town of Whitianga to see the immaculate beach on the east coast-a preferred holiday choice compared to the west coast of this peninsular. We stayed in the library for about 2 hours, and we had lunch in the camper. The town again is small, and a lot of these places are mainly seasonal, so it wasn’t busy as it ... read more

Hello People, Woke up in Te Aroha, our plan was to to drive to Coromandel Town today, first however we decided to get some shopping as the cupboards were bare, and there was also a library so we could charge up our electronics and get some Wi-Fi to let people know we were still alive!! Once we had everything sorted it took about 1h30 to drive to the Coromandal area, along the beautiful winding coast, although the water was very muddy, and as it was so windy it was causing the dirty foam from the sea to spay out onto the road (and our windscreen). When we arrived we had a very lazy day. We parked up where we knew we could be parked for the night, we had a stroll around the town (which took ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central May 24th 2015

Back for round 3! The time has come for me to update this cyber diary of mine - apologies to anybody that was counting on more regular updates (I'm not sure such people actually exist - aside from my parents). Since I last checked in, much has happened. After a week of work in Nelson, my coworker Khat and I stayed the weekend at a backpackers lodge (the common term for a hostel in these parts) at a much lower cost than we would pay at a hotel. While the rate was great ($35/night) you definitely get what you pay for. Two nights of tossing around on a paper-thin twin bed and using community showers/bathrooms had me ready to return to the comforts of my apartment in Auckland. Aside from my diva-esque lodging struggle, the weekend ... read more

Hello everyone! Welp, as you can see, I've decided to start a travel blog for my friends and family who want to follow my adventures, and also for myself of course! To sum it up, I moved to Auckland, New Zealand about 6 weeks ago and it's been a busy crazy time. I'm moved into a house with my best friend from highschool and another roomate, currently searching for a different job, and just settling in still! Obviously, it's becoming winter here so it's a little chilly and coming here drained my bank account so not many trips will be taken in the next few months but I wanted to tell you all about the one I took over the weekend! Now, I like to hike, i like the outdoors, and i like views. So what ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Matamata May 24th 2015

Hi All, We woke up at Sasha’s in her amazingly comfy warm bed (well anything is warmer than our campervan bed). Sasha cooked us a tasty breakfast of bacon, spinach and poached egg on toast. (Wow it was so good). We said our goodbyes and thanked Sasha for everything; she works in a Kiwi fruit plantation so gave us some kiwis as a goodbye present. (They have been eaten and were great). As the weather was so bad the day before we couldn’t do the Mount Manganui walk so as it was beaming sunshine this morning we drove back there to do it!!! It was a pretty easy walk up; it took us around 40min and was well worth it!! The views from the top are breathtaking, if the weather was a little clearer you could ... read more

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