Paihia best at sunrise July 6th 2005 From trip of mid February '05: Headed North first as suggested by various books, was shocked to feel like I'd landed in L.A. after 16 hrs of plane travel when I arrived in Aukland the first night. Walked across to a pretty little beach but was still in a sectioned off suburbia.
At last reached little harbor town of Paihia after stopping at Kawakawa to use the famous toilets recycled ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Northland » Paihia The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
I was born with wanderlust: my Father owned a travel agency. Starting with Seattle World's Fair and Canadian Rockies at age 4, getting a private tour of Hearst Castle before they opened the upstairs to the public,Yosemite when they still had the firefall...from California, I now live in the woods of Massachusetts actualy am classified as child of the 60's. Most recently reurned from 3 weeks in New Zealand, visiting Belize, Carribean, Hawaii, Alaska... before that. Am amazed some people have no interest in travel. For me it's always a priority. I have taken my 2 children(now grown)a lot of pla... full info