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Mar 25, 2014 - DAY 30: Mount Maunganui to Whenuakite

Continuing to head north up the Coromandel Peninsula - another full and wonderfully varied day. Our first stop this morning was in Katikati, most notable for its numerous murals. We also took a stroll along their Millenium Project 'Haiku Walk' which was very pleasant. Unfortunately, outside a craft shop was a brilliantly decorated 'Liquorice Allsort' piano bearing an invitation to 'play me', so it would have been churlish to refuse! It was an 'interesting' experience though - with avant-garde tuning, keys that mostly didn't work, and a...

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Sep 18, 2006 - Hahei and Kayaking

Today began the main trip around the North Island, starting in Auckland and ending in Wellington. The bus pulled up at 8 in the morning, and several bleary eyed people looking like they could do with several more hours sleep piled in from the hostel. On the bus were Ellen and Andrea from the Bay of Islands return bus, and after we made the pick ups from the other hostels there were 15 of us on a bus that had enough seats but didn't have the luggage room for 15 people, so things were a bit cramped... The first stop we made was at Mount Eden...

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Geraint's World Trip

Mar 26, 2006 - slipper island

hey i just got back from the slipper island boogie, which was amazingly cool :) basically 30 skydivers rented out a private island on the coromandel, flew out by helicopter and jumped out of a porter all weekend... obviously i didn't jump, the whole still being on crutches thing is a bit of a flaw, but it was still very cool... there were only a few of us not jumping so me and kirsty (girl doing AFF, she broke her shoulder in freefall- not ideal!) ended up with our own private beach on a tropical island and all was good, although the odd...

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Jan 11, 2006 - Paihia to Whangamata

To get to our next destination we had to retrace our journey back to Auckland. Our first brief stop was at the nearby town of Kawakawa where the railway track ran down the middle of the main street. When the town needed new public toilet they asked for design by a famous architect, Friedrich Hundertwasser, who had retired locally. He chose an eccentric design re-using waste materials so now Kawakawa is on the tourist trail. We chose to stop at different beaches on the way back. Our coffee and lunch places were at Waipu Beach and a beach...

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Apr 14, 2005 - Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach

The big tourist attractions on the Coromandel Peninsular are the Cathedral Cove cave, and hot water beach, which were 30 minutes drive away from Whitianga. Cathedral Cove is a huge arched cavern located down on the beach and looks very much like a vaulted ceiling in it's namesake. This was all very nice, but was really only secondary to the main attraction - Hot Water Beach! This is a section of beach where at low tide thermal waters surface in the sand, and if you dig yourself a small pit you get a very nice bath! We hadn't quite...

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Stu and Liz On Tour



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