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Apr 13, 2007 - Let the adrenaline rush begin!!

It was up early (after my chatty night) to catch the kiwi experience bus to start my tour of New Zealand. After an hour of waiting our bus finally showed up and I hopped on (not literally of course, just sort of walked and stepped up the stairs!). After some paper work was completed at their office we were off out of Auckland and heading south. Went through some beautiful countryside, enjoying lovely views and changing weather. One minute pouring cats and dogs but 5 minutes later sunshine and hot! We had a brief stop for lunch before...

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Feb 12, 2007 - Coromandel Peninsula

After coming off a volcanic island this was much more sedate with it's sandy beaches, lapping waves and sunshine. The highlight of this area was the guy who did the tasting at Purangi Winery. He was an absolute character who went on about the feijoa fruit which they make into a tasty liquer, and which nearly beat the kiwi as an NZ national emblem. Best experience of a winery as he gave us loads of wine, shots of liquers, lemon gin stuff and some history on the area. If we weren't heading to South America our bags would definitely be filled...

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Jun 1, 2006 - Round the peninsular

We wake early and head to the bone factory hoping to find a whale-bone tiki for Fran .. no luck. So, we head round the peninsular to Shakespeare lookout for a fine view across the bay and then to Cathedral Cove. Cathedral Cove is a 35 mins walk from the car park but absolutely worthwhile. We only met a couple of other people on the track and, when we arrived, we had the beautiful white beach to ourselves. The beach is surrounded by cliffs and mini waterfalls cascade down from the vegetation above. It was one of the most beautiful beaches I...

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Mar 14, 2006 - Coromandel

En van Thames naar Coromandel. De weg langs de kust is adembenemend. De groene heuvels met de schapen als wattenbolletjes op een tapijt geplakt aan de ene kant en de zee aan de andere kant. Als een film trekt het landschap voorbij. In Coromandel weinig plek om te slapen maar we krijgen een telefoonnummer van Pat. Pat is een vrouw met 6 kinderen en 14 kleinkinderen. Nu woont ze alleen in een huis aan de voet van de heuvel van Coromandel. Net zo als zo veel New Zealanders een hartverwarmende vrouw. Goedslachs heet ze ons welkom. In het huis...

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AJUUS !!!!!!!

Dec 5, 2005 - Whitianga - Coramandel Peninsula

We spent most of the 4th travelling back down South, and on the 5th we ended up in Whitianga on the Coromandel peninsula. On the first day there we explored the town and on the second day we hired some mountain bikes and headed off to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Cathedral cove was a 2 hour round trip on foot and we spent a pleasant lunchtime on the beach (mad dogs and englishmen!). After this we got back on the bikes and cycled to Hot water beach, so named because of the geothermally heated water just a few inches below the sand's...

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Dec 3, 2005 - Auckland to Whitianga

Up early to catch my south bound bus. There are about 25 of us on the bus, and our driver is a Maori guy called Smooch. Our first stop of the morning was Mount Eden, where I went with Charlie and Matt on our first day in Auckland. Didn't really mind going back though as it's an impressive view from there and it was a nicer day. We stopped for lunch and I got chatting to this girl called Geri, who it turned out had just qualified as a physio, so we had lots in common to chat about. Hot Water Beach was the next stop of the day, where we...

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Jane`s World Trip

Apr 13, 2005 - Whitianga

First destination on our tour wasn't very far out of town... only to Mount Eden just outside Auckland to catch a great view across the city and surrounding area. Then it was off in earnest to see the sights that New Zealand had to offer. For our first day on the road we managed to drive half way around the Coromandel Peninsula - a very hilly part of the South Island as we were to find out! The scenery was fantastic - very luch and green, with cows everywhere. We stopped for lunch in a town called Thames, then headed up the coastal road to...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Oct 18, 2004 - The Coromandel

Kia Ora! Well, I got picked up this morning at 10.30am, by Lauren (our new driver) and there was just two of us for the whole journey! Marvellous!! Lauren's off her swede, just like me, so its been a sweet as chilled out journey! We started off by driving through a couple of the villages/towns that are being built up. They call them "mini Aucklands" cos all of the rich Aucklanders are building holiday homes there and so the prices are going up! Nice! We arrived at Cathedral cove and took a nice and scenic 30 min walk down to the cove. It...

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Sep 12, 2004 - More adventures in Auckland

13th September - 17th September After our weekend in Roturua, we returned to Piha for our final week. During the days we hung out and walked, trecking to the black dam and back. At the dam, Fran and Mark threw stones downstream, and then walked to the dam, where Francis fell in a plunge -pool up to his neck. On the way back, we swam in the upsettingly cold stream while Daisy Rose watched from the bank. On Tuesday, Helen took time out from her work schedule to bring us line-caught red Snapper from Piha beach over to the tree house. Katherine...

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