Category : New Zealand
Category : New Zealand
On the way South we encountered scenes we had blocked from our minds and avoided so far: loads of tourists frequenting a row of shops perfectly set up to strip them of their money. Such streets seem like a big credit card swipe. We had reached Kerikeri and Paihia, the main attractions and launch-harbours for
The next stop is one of the most best kite spots in New Zealand: Rangiputa. It is a beautiful bay surrounded by white beaches. We see some kiters launching from a little sand bar in the middle of the estuary, which encourages Gerry to pump up the kite. Out of nowhere, Shane shows up with
New Zealand is packed with beaches. Even if you take the most high-stressed corporate job in Auckland, you still work within 15 minutes of the beach and you will likely live directly ON the beach in one of the cool suburbs. Even if you live inland, you can reach a beach within an hour’s drive.
Our trip goes further north to the very north tip of New Zealand. A graveled road leads us over 16 km through green hills down to Kapowairua (Spirits Bay), which is located in the northernmost area of New Zealand on the small, narrow Aupouri Peninsula, north of Kaitaia. What a spot !!! Just before Cape
We are approaching Apihara, the south end of the famous 90 mile beach. On a sacred land of the Maoris we find a campground directly at the beach of Shipwreck bay, one of the best surf spots in NZ. A nice little wave is curling in front of us over the remains of a shipwreck
From Whangarai we headed West to Bayley’s beach, where the pure force of the ocean greeted us when we drove our van directly on the beach. Heavy waves create a beautiful flat sand beach, perfect for beach sailing, kite buggying, playing soccer, skim boarding or just running around. A clear sign from Sienna: chocolate powder
For New Year”s eve we went to the Marsden Marina for the big New Year’s concert. We parked the van and had a nice cooking session with cool life music in the background. Around 10 p.m. they launched the first big fireworks over the marina at full moon. We are full of gratefulness for the
On our way up North we stop at the East coast at Ruakaka, a small town just South of Whangarei, with a perfect camping spot for us right next to the lifesaving club…. Another day of playtime, still as exciting as on the first day, as every day the waves and the wind present a
NEW ZEALAND By now, we landed in New Zealand. Already from the airplane, this country is so beautiful with the rich green mountains, the endless white beaches and the turquoise water. I am looking forward to some months in beautiful nature in our old hippie love van, which we rented from http://www.kiwikombis.com. What a jewel!!!