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Ngaio Island

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  • Day40

    Kaiteriteri Beach

    October 21, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅

    Ein wunderschöner großer Strand direkt vor der Haustür!
    Nach dem Arbeiten kann man entspannt am Strand spazieren gehen, den wir leider noch nicht ganz erkundet haben. Abends trinkt man mit den anderen Wwoofern ein Bier (ein paar) am Strand.
    Morgens ist Hochwasser und nachmittags ist Ebbe... 🤔🤔🤔

  • Day36

    Kaiteri Lodge

    October 17, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅

    Unser erster Arbeitsplatz für Accomodation and Food (Unterkunft und 1 Essen pro Tag)!
    Wir müssen 15 Stunden die Woche "Hostel-Arbeit" machen, d.h. Betten ab-/beziehen, Badezimmer und Küche putzen... 3 Stunden am Tag, 5 Tage die Woche, das ist nicht viel für diese nette Unterkunft.
    Wir wurden super freundlich empfangen und nett im Zimmer aufgenommen 😊Read more

  • Day10


    February 10, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    Vandaag reden we naar Kaiteriteri waar vandaan we met een boot naar Medlands Beach voeren. Medlands Beach ligt in het Abel Tasman National Parc. Je kunt je op diverse plaatsen met de boot af laten zetten en vandaar uit mooie wandeltochten maken. Wij kozen er voor om van Medlands Beach naar Anchorage te lopen, een tocht van bijna 11 km waarbij ook flink geklommen moet worden. Weer prachtige natuur gezien. Geniet mee met de voetstappen Medlands Beach, Torrent Bay, Cleopatra's Pool en Anchorage.Read more

  • Day129

    Abel Tasman National Park

    August 9, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    We found a cheap deal for a day cruise and walk online in the Abel Tasman National Park. The weather forecast wasn't the best however it looked like it was going to be dry between 11 and 2 which is when we would be doing the walk so we went for it. When we woke up in the morning and checked the weather however it had changed to 90% chance of heavy rain all day! Not so great! It hadn't started raining yet though so maybe we would get lucky.

    We had a short 20 minute drive in the morning to Kaiteriteri where the boat would be leaving from and as luck would have it when we arrived it started raining!

    The sea cruise took us up along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park where we stopped every now and then so they could point out something or tell us a bit about the park. The beaches were golden yellow in colour which I can imagine look amazing in contast to the vast green forest when the sun is shining however along with the sideways rain and mist the view wasn't great. We got to see a couple of seals on the rocks though which was pretty cool.

    The boat cruise was around 2 hours in total before we were dropped off at Tonga Quarry where we would do a short 4km walk through the park. The first hour of the cruise was fine however the second hour the sea got a lot rougher and it turns out perhaps I suffer from sea sickness. I spent the second hour standing out the back of the boat fighting the urge to be sick whilst the rain poured off the top of the boat. The lovely lady on the boat must have felt sorry for me as she offered me a hot ginger drink which is supposed to help with sea sickness. The drink wasn't the nicest but it did help settle my stomach a little bit. Halfway through my drink, Simon staggered out to the back of the bottom as he was also starting to feel a bit queasy.

    Despite the torrential rain that we were now experiencing we were just pleased to get off the boat. We now had around 3 hours to complete a short 4km walk from Tonga Quarry to Medlands Beach where the boat would pick us up again. We were told that there was a hut with a fire waiting for us near the beach so the plan was get there as fast as we could and start a fire. They usually say it takes around 2 hours to do the walk if you stop and take pictures however we did it in around an hour. It was raining hard pretty much the entire walk and we were soaked to the skin, even my pants were wet! I could also feel the water sloshing around inside my shoes as there was water pouring down most of the track in small rivers. Simons shoes are a lot more waterproof that mine however they were also defeated when Simon sunk in some quick sand type mud up to his knees! The only saving grace that prevented the day from being completely unbearable was that it wasn't cold!

    You can imagine how happy we were when we could smell the sweet comforting smell of burning wood as we got closer to the hut. Someone had beaten us too it and already started a fire! When the lady on the boat had mentioned there was a hut with a fire we were thinking 3 walls and a fire pit but oh how wrong we were. This hut was huge, with a wood burning fire, kitchen area and places to sleep. Very fancy! As we had walked so fast, we had 2 hours until the boat was picking us back up so we got out our packed lunch and sat around the fire trying to dry out with another French girl who was getting the same boat back as us.

    The boat ride back was just under an hour and not quite as choppy as the way up fortunately and we arrived back into Kaiteriteri around 4pm. The tide was out so the boat had to drop us off further down the beach onto the sand. Luckily Simon and I were some of the first people off the boat as the people behind us got absolutely soaked. You had to walk down a long ramp and then jump just as the tide went out before it came back in again. The first group of us managed this quite successfully but then this one woman kept starting to jump and then backed off again. Everyone was shouting for her to get off but she just froze and the tide was coming in so when she finally did get off the water was up past her knees and unfortunately the same for everyone behind her!

    Because everything was so wet we decided to check into a proper campsite for the evening with laundry facilities so we could get everything dry. It wasn't the cheapest but there is no way we would have been able to dry everything out in the van otherwise, especially our shoes.
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  • Day61

    Kiwi Exp. - Wellington to Kaiteriteri

    June 19, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅

    Wind and rain lashed against us as we walked from our hostel to our pick up point for the bus. Alex somehow managed to stay upright with the weight of his rucksack when his foot slipped on the wet metal of a manhole cover at the end of a steep street. Some expletives and more rain later we sat damp on the bus, making our way through morning traffic for our ferry to the South Island.

    The big white ferry with its streaks of orange rust sat in the grey drizzle of the port. We boarded along a gangway, taking front row seats on the top deck. This gave us commanding views across the bow and out over the waters as we left the port and moved out onto the open water. However after an hour it also gave us a rollercoaster experience as the ferry surged up and down and waves sprayed against the windows. The floor gave way beneath our feet and the room swung back and forth around us. We could only stand this motion for so long before we retreated downstairs to the back of the lower deck where it was calmer. Nausea quickly passed as we moved into calmer waters through the rocky outcrops of the South Island's coastline. Rocks turned to hills covered in alpine forests, the greens contrasting with the blues of the sky and the sea. The sun now shone where it had hidden behind cloud back in the north.

    We docked at Picton and returned to the bus to drive to our destination, Kaiteriteri. Due to 'hopping off' the bus and staying in Wellington for the last 3 days we had a new driver, Kane, as well as new fellow travellers on the bus (the majority of those on our last bus had chosen to continue travelling on). However the bus was far less full with only 15 of us in total compared with nearly 35 on our last bus (we also heard today that our previous bus broke down today so luck is with us for now).

    The sun remained out as we drove through wintering vineyards and the landscape became reminiscent of that in Montana and Wyoming, USA with cattle farmland against a backdrop of alpine mountains shrouded in mist. The mist grew into a fog, masking the sun to a yellow halo against the silhouette of pine trees on the ridges. The fog grew further around us as we wound our way down through the hills but as we past a shoreline the sun re-emerged on the horizon as it set behind a distant mountain range. With only the peaks of the range visible by the sun's glow, it gave the impression of being the spine of a great beast lumbering through the cloud around it.

    We arrived in complete darkness and were immediately surprised by the sounding of an alarm similar to a 1940s air raid siren. Seeing our surprise the receptionist at our hostel explained that this was the rural community's alarm for its fire service as two men sprinted from a nearby bar clearly responding to its call. Wherever the fire was we did not know of it again and it was a quiet night in, in what felt like the middle of nowhere.
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  • Day44

    noch mehr Beach am Kaka Point

    October 25, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅

    Kleiner Spaziergang auf eine nahe gelegene Halbinsel, schöner Ausblick und türkis blaues Wasser inclusive.

  • Day16


    October 31, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅

    After leaving Murchison at 2pm we drove to Kaiteriteri. Took us around 2hrs . The road was windie in some places but amazing scenery along the way. We arrived at Kaiteriteri and was suprised by the bay in which it is situated in. Lovely wee place to stay the night.

  • Day39

    Endlich an der Küste!

    January 25, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅

    Heute sind wir an der Küste am südlichen Rand des Abel Tasman Nationalpark angekommen. Ich bin jetzt schon begeistert, es ist einfach wunderschön! Obwohl es uns heute Morgen nochmals verregnet hatte, ist nun für die nächsten Tage schönes Wetter angekündigt. Morgen werden wir uns mit dem Wassertaxi in den Park fahren lassen und dann zurück wandern. Ich freu mich drauf!Read more

  • Day29

    Marlborough wines & Abel Tasman park

    December 5, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅

    Nieuw Zeeland staat bekend om de lekkere wijnen, en waar beter dan deze te proeven in de Marlborough wijnstreek! Zo'n 62 procent van de wijnen wordt hier geproduceerd, met als specialiteit de Sauvignon Blanc. Wij zijn naar de Cloudy Bay Vineyard geweest en hebben een proeverij van 5 wijnen gedaan, met een duidelijke winnaar, de Sauvignon Blanc uit 2015. We hebben zelfs een flesje gekocht om deze later op onze campingplek op te drinken :)

    In het Abel Tasman Nationaal Park hebben we een hike gedaan naar Harwood's Hole, een verticale schacht van zo'n 200 meter diep en een mooi uitzicht op de baai. In Kaiteriteri hebben we aan het mooie strand een koffietje gedaan en heerlijk gerelaxt.

    's Avonds zijn we op de kampeerplek beland van een van de makers van de kampeer app hier in Nieuw Zeeland. Je kon daar gratis blijven staan en we kregen nog verse aardbeien, aardappels, knoflook en uitjes mee uit eigen tuin, heerlijk!
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