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Mar 18, 2016 - Day 15 Lake Taupo to Whangamata

Taupo was very damp when we awoke this morning, the most precipitation we have seen in the whole 15 days on the North Island. We took off on our way to the Coromandel Peninsula, Staying at Whangamata for two nights before we fly out on Sunday at 6.50pm from Auckland. Travelled through Rotorua to Tauranga, a huge coastal city that seemed to go for miles and miles. We decided we wouldn't get a car park anywhere in the CBD so took the Harbour Bridge road and crossed the water to Mt Maunganui. This is a beautiful beachside town that is quite a...

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Nov 23, 2013 - Moved back to coast at Whangamata

After a lovely early morning walk round by the bird reserve we moved onto Whangamata 30 km back to the coast. The tourist information told us about a lovely free camping spot right on the estuary so we headed for it and they were correct. It was fabulous. We left the van there and cycled 6 mile up the Wemtworth valley road and walked up to a waterfall before returning for a proper swim in their community swimming pool and fish and chips looking out over the estiary.

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Jan 1, 2010 - Jingle Bells .....

Electric Lights ..... Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Mine was merry indeed. I checked into the Stamford Plaza Auckland on Christmas Eve and rolled around in 5 Star luxury for 4 days. Perfect Christmas present. Thank you Santa! It was refreshing to be surrounded by cement, exhaust fumes, police sirens, crowds and chaos! You can take the boy out of the city but you can't take the city out of the boy. Auckland is small and manageable and I managed to take it all in by foot in a few days. What is surprising to me...

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Sep 21, 2008 - Colville - Whangamata

Depart Colville: 206 km (08:15) Lesson of the Day: it is not possible to cycle on sand! The bikes took a lot longer than anticipated to put together yesterday, so we only got a short bike ride in after all. Still it was hard work, lots of hills, very windy and riding on gravel is not easy. The scenery was amazing - lush and green, cattle everywhere – lots of calves, some so tiny they got to wear coats on (really, like pampered dogs), sheep, hundreds of birds. Occasionally a car, but probably once every 15-20 mins or so. It was amazing...

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