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  • Day136

    Die DOC Campingplätze

    September 14 in New Zealand

    Wer in Neuseeland sparsam mit dem Campervan reisen will, für den gibt es nichts besseres als die DOC Campingplätze. Geführt vom Department of Conservation (DOC) liegen diese mitten in der Natur. Zwar ist meist nicht mehr als eine Toilette vorhanden, dafür sind die Plätze unschlagbar günstig! (In diesem Fall 6$ die Nacht)
    Nur seid gewarnt: Den Campingplatz mitten in der Nacht bei starkem Wind und absoluter Dunkelheit für sich zu haben kann schonmal etwas geruselig sein :PRead more

  • Day70

    Cape Kidnappers

    November 9, 2016 in New Zealand

    Wir arbeiten wieder auf einer Farm. 💪🏼
    Dieses Mal ist sie nur 15 Minuten entfernt von der Stadt Masterton und auch nur eine Freizeit Farm. ☺️
    Das Ehepaar Michael und Margarete haben uns freundlich empfangen und uns das recht grosse Haus gezeigt, in dem wir ein eigenes Zimmer bekommen haben. Somit haben wir mal wieder in richtigen Betten geschlafen. 😄🙈
    Am nächsten Tag (Montag) ging für uns dann das arbeiten richtig los. Wir einigten uns darauf, dass wir einen ganzen Tag arbeiten und dafür nächsten Tag frei bekommen.
    Somit standen 10 Stunden Arbeit auf dem Tagesplan. Laura putze alle Fenster und Holzbalken des Hauses und Lucas reinigte das halbe Dach inklusive der Dachrinnen.
    Abends gab es noch lecker Lamm und wir vielen völlig kaputt ins Bett. ☺️😴
    Heute (Dienstag) hatten wir also den besagten freien Tag und wir fuhren gut eine Stunde weiter nördlich zum "Cape Kidnapper" und dem dazugehörigen "Castle Point". Uns erwartete türkisblaues Wasser, ein Leuchtturm und ein unendlich weiter Blick über das Meer. 😍🌊
    Es war teilweise so windig, das wir uns gegen den Wind stellen konnten und nicht umfielen. 😄
    Gegen Nachmittag ging es wieder zurück und wir sind gespannt, was uns morgen am Arbeitstag erwartet. ☺️
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  • Day8

    Castle Rock

    December 9, 2017 in New Zealand

    Big goal for today was to mount Castle Rock.
    Well I wasn't so sure about it anymore when I saw Castle Rock for the first time 🙈
    Had some interesting talks with myself about doing it or not 😂

    In the end I was going all the way up on Castle Rock and it's was amazing!
    The way or better path was a challenge, partly a disaster 🙈 The last 1/3 of the way up was just a 30cm wide path straight on the hill. You really have to watch every single step you are doing very carefully.
    But I made it up and down again, actually it was worst to go down than up 😉
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  • Day8

    Pukaha Mt Bruce

    December 9, 2017 in New Zealand

    Afterwards I went to Pukaha to look at the white Kiwi Manukura. Kiwis are night active and you never seen them during the day. Sadly it's not a good time of the year to visit Pukaha. Usually the are hand rising the Kiwis to give them a much bigger chance to survive the first year. But at the momentan there are no small Kiwis around so I sadly just saw Manukura in here area but it has to be dark so she thinks it's night.
    She was actually quite aktive and was searching around for something to eat.

    The weather here was not so good. It even started to rain and the birds was absolutely not in a phone mood at all. I saw a lot but all to far away or to hidden in the trees.
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  • Day8

    Castlepoint

    December 9, 2017 in New Zealand

    My last stop for day was at Castlepoint. Here the weather was really good again just extremely windy, again 😳🙈
    First I went to the lighthouse and I can say it was blowing even more today then yesterday. But it was a much easier walk up 😉

  • Day65

    Auf nach Norden

    April 11, 2017 in New Zealand

    Heute hat uns unser Weg nach Martinsborough geführt - ein weiteres großes Weinbaugebiet. Basti durfte auch wieder in 3 verschiedenen Weingütern Wein verkosten (Palliser Wines, Poppies, Schubert Wines). In Greytown haben wir in einem Schokoladen-Laden angehalten und in Carterton waren wir in der Paua World, wo es jeglichen Krimskrams aus Paua Muscheln gab. Endstation für heute ist der Ort Masterton.Read more

  • Day150

    Castlepoint Headland

    November 26, 2017 in New Zealand

    Castlepoint is an often skipped destination. It's a long winding road from the highway as most people head for Wellington and the South Island. Mostly locals visit this area. For them it's the closest beach. But are we ever glad that several kiwi's had highly recommended making the side trip here. The scenery created by ocean waves carving out the limestone rocks is magnificent. A small parking lot allowed 12 vehicles to freedom camp in the dunes. Luckily we could nestle our minivan between several large RV's. We took a quick look around the lighthouse, overlooking the surrounding, before starting our evening routine. We'd save our main exploration until the following day. It was fun to watch locals take their cars, trucks and dirtbikes onto the hard sand of the beach and do donuts. Although we were happy when they stopped making such a ruckus!

    In the morning we did a short hike around the bay, making a steep climb onto a large headland. From here the view overlooked many bays in the distance. A local we met at the top had come back many times after her son had gotten married up there. The rocks are carved out from underneath, making the headland look like a large cresting wave! Many small but colourful flowers have made the salt sprayed rocks their habitat.

    On our way down from the headland, several people had told us that a seal was hanging out on the stairs. It was injured. It had one eye closed with scars and wasn't moving. We sat down a few steps higher up and wondered if we should get some help. It growled at us when we tried to get closer. As we saw more seals later during the trip, we learned that seals are just generally lazy. It was probably more disturbed by us interrupting her sunbathing than she was suffering from her injuries. In fact, she had climbed a long way up the stairs to find this sunny spot. We scrambled down in a big loop around where she lay and continued our stroll on the beach.

    There was a nice stroll around the lighthouse. It had some interpretive signs about the native flower species. And all over the headland, fossilized sea shells were sticking out of the exposed rocks.

    At low tide, a cave underneath the lighthouse was accessible. According to myths, a giant octopus lurked here! Not knowing what the tide was, Mats wanted to go look for the entrance. A few people were fishing along the rocks in the direction of the cave. Scrambling over the rocks, Mats slowly made his way along the shore. At one point, another seal was "guarding" the path. Mats tip-toed around her, trying not to disturb her sunbathing. Abruptly, the rocks ended in a channel that flowed back and forth with the waves. The channel led into the cave! Apparently the tide was not low. On the opposite side of the channel, a large male seal was "barking" loudly. Mats jumped into the channel, up to his waist and waded into the cave. Scrambling back onto the rocks, a female seal inside was startled and ran out to the sea. Mats quickly got out of her way. Looking deeper into the cave, an exit was visible on the other side. It was a tunnel carved underneath the lighthouse! With every wave hitting the ocean side, a large rumble echoed through the tunnel. Exciting! Unfortunately the water was too deep and rough to explore any further.
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  • Day219

    Masterton, Neuseeland

    February 9, 2016 in New Zealand

    Auf ging es mit unserem Honda Richtung Masterton. Wir bewunderten die schon jetzt tolle Landschaft und waren voller Vorfreude auf das noch Kommende.

    Wir fanden in Wellington über das Internet einen Job über 5-7 Tage bei einem netten holländischen Farmer in Masterton, dem wir bei der Zwiebelsamenernte halfen.

    Was einem nach schon kurzer Zeit in Neuseeland auffällt, ist dass mit den Wolken hier irgendwas nicht stimmt. Die Wolkenformationen sind hier wirklich besonders, manchmal scheint es nicht wie von dieser Welt zu sein, wunderschön und atemberaubend, aber schwer zu beschreiben.Read more

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