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Jun 26, 2009 - Bay of Islands and up to Te Paki

Today was all about a 3 hour boat trip around the Bay of Islands which is notable for where Captain Cook made his first footsteps on NZ shores, and the marine mammal life which likes to pay the bays a visit. It was windy weather which made for rough seas in parts and that kept all but the bravest off the top deck. First stop was as look at the 'Hole in the Rock' which we were told on numerous occasions was 'world famous', I'm not sure why. The boat took the long way looking for dolphins which are regular visitors here and the skipper...

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Where's Malcolm?

May 24, 2009 - Week 46 – Week ending 24 May 2009 – North Island, New Zealand

Monday is a gorgeous morning. We lay in bed and watched our favourite morning progamme before Gary cooked our breakfast. We rang a fishing charter company to enquire about going out for a fish but as it is the quiet season he couldn’t guarantee he would get the four people he needed to make the trip viable. I ended up chatting to the guy and told him we were wanting to catch snapper to which he replied the really big snapper have moved on but people are catching just legal size snapper off the rocks around Russell. He suggested fishing at...

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Jan 15, 2006 - Day Trip to Cape Reigna, 90 Mile Beach and the Sand Dunes

So this day trip was the best day I have had so far. We got up early and jumped on the bus, met a few people on the way. Our bus driver was such a character, I would love to try and explain but I could never do him justice. His name was Auto because he kind of looked and acted like Auto the bus driver from the Simpsons. He had the greatest laugh ever and a tone of stories to make the ride interesting. The Dunes were sooo much fun, except for the bare footed climb up the 80 meter high sand dunes, but the ride down made it worth it. I...

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Sep 3, 2005 - New Zealand - North Island - Northland & Auckland

Kia ora! The flight from Samoa to New Zealand was easy, but it was overnight. Adding to this,there was the time difference, the fact that they served us food in the middle of the night and that we had no 31st of August this year due to the date line, we arrived in Auckland completely knackered and still had to wait for a few hours at the airport for our Campervan Rental Company to open its doors. In a span of 24 hours, we had gone from sunbathing in Lalomanu to sitting in a campervan on a sunny but chilly day of New Zealand's incipient...

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