Category Archives: New Zealand

Auckland – the City of Sails

Once again we passed beautiful countryside on our way to Auckland, NZ’s largest city. This scene reminded us of our Tuscan adventure. On the way we stopped in Cambridge to catchup with friends Lesley & Ian. Lesley is my lovely … Continue reading

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Lake Taupo

Travelling from Napier to Taupo we crossed the Kaweka Mountain Range which is 1,724 m (5,656 ft) high and at times we seemed to be in the clouds. Along the way we stopped for morning tea at this lovely spot. … Continue reading

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Hawkes Bay

The drive to the Hawkes Bay region across the mountains was again spectacular. Unfortunately it is impossible to stop on these mountainous roads to take photos so most of these were taken from the car window. We are staying in … Continue reading

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Bay of Plenty

We arrived in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty in the afternoon as Cyclone Hola was dumping rain on the area. The one activity that everyone had recommended was the walk up Mount Maunganui to enjoy the view. This is … Continue reading

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The Coromandel Peninsula

Driving south through Auckland was crazy, even though it was a Saturday. The city looked beautiful as we passed by but the traffic was terrible, we were at a snails pace from Warkworth 58 km north of Auckland to Quarry … Continue reading

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NZ’s Bay of Islands

After overnighting in Auckland the drive north to the Bay of Islands in ever changing weather conditions was interesting! ¬†One minute it was pouring down and the next it was quite pleasant. We did manage to get a couple of … Continue reading

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