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Jul 5, 2006 - Rangitukia to Te Kaha

We left the farmstay at about 1:00 pm. A couple of the other people wanted to do more bone carving so they got up early and got back to it. I spent the time playing ping pong and packing up my junk. We drove farther along the east cape and tried to get to the lighthouse right at the most easterly point of NZ, but the road was closed. Oh well, that was supposed to be our activity for the day. We then drove to Te Kaha, another small settlement and met the O'Brien family which hosted us at their homestay. This is a nice place, but it was...

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Feb 1, 2006 - Whanarua Bay on the East Cape

Stumbling onto a prize spot is always one of the best things about travel, and the Backpackers in Whanarua Bay is just one of those! The Maraehako Bay Retreat is a beautiful house built into the rocks and overhang, literally on top of the water. The house is built around two beautiful pohutukawa trees, with the waves lapping up at the doors of the rooms on the ground floor! We spent two nights in Whanarua Bay, using the Kayaks and taking walks out into the forest. Met two cool guys, Paul and Fred, during the stay, again, lots of great...

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