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  • Day285

    It's the final Countdown

    March 23 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Nein, unsere Reise wird nicht frühzeitig beendet. Wir waren heute nur zum letzten Mal in dem Supermarkt "Countdown", wo es so schön akzeptable Lebensmittelpreise gibt. Da werden wir die nächsten 2 Monate wohl weit von entfernt sein 😥.

    Ansonsten waren wir heute morgen auf dem Zero Waste Event in Reglan zum Schutz der leider sehr selten gewordenen Maui Delphine und haben bei dem Recycled Material Raft Race zugeguckt.

    Anschließend ging es mit einem kurzen Zwischenstopp in Hamilton wieder zurück nach Auckland.
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  • Day274

    Raglan Surf Town

    March 4 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

    After finishing my taxes--which I would've done earlier but I totally forgot--I got back on the bus and we headed to the Tasman Sea (west coast) and the surfing community of Raglan. Actually, to the hostel about 15 minutes outside of the town past Manu Bay Reserve. The surfing at Manu Bay has a world famous left hand break (the waves hit the rocks from left to right, which apparently is not that common, but I don't surf so whatever). Anyway, I did see the surfing movie "Endless Summer," which was filmed there.

    Our hostel was in the bush about a click from the beach. I saw a sign about glow worms being beside the road, so around 21:00 I took a walk to find them. Until last night, I had only seen them in caves. I found them (picture with a couple of spots), but I also stumbled upon a possum. Although protected in Australia, they are considered pests here because they are not native and destroy the indigenous trees. I was surprised how similar its face was to a wallaby.

    This morning I walked up to Inspiration Point for a nice view of the beach area. Then we were back on the bus for Raglan. After a quick walk down to the water, I grabbed a cup of coffee. While I was slowly sipping it--I don't like coffee so why I get it sometimes I have no idea--I was approached by Mike, a Kiwi doing a survey. We spent about 45 minutes chatting about environmental tourism (from him) and the Hash (from me). We both learned something 😁. Then I made my way to the old Harbor View Hotel for a glass of wine and a salad for lunch, where I am now. Yummy!

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day88

    Raglan

    December 28, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Frühstück mit Meerblick und allem was das Herz begehrt. Mit der Flut geht es aufs Wasser und das mit dem eigenen Boot :) wakeboarden, Luftkissen fahren, schwimmen und entspannen und das alles für umsonst. Wir sind im Himmel und genießen das „einfache“ Backpacker leben.

  • Day128

    Ausflug nach Raglan

    February 9 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Nachdem ich seit der vorletzten Nacht Nackenprobleme habe war der Trip nach Raglan doch noch zu früh. In dem Landhaus war die Matratze viel zu weich und da lag ich dann blöd. Es wird durch Übungen schon besser.
    Raglan hat als Ziel eine Zero Waste Stadt zu werden. Es geht ziemlich alternativ zu, man sieht viele Surfer, Buscamper und Backpacker. Wir waren leider zwischen Lunch und Dinner dort und daher herrschte eine maue Auswahl an Essen ;)
    Wir konnten aufgrund Müdigkeit und Nackenproblemen es nicht gut so genießen.
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  • Day95

    Raglan

    March 22, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Von Coromandel bin ich in 2 Tagen nach Raglan gefahren. Raglan ist quasi die surf Hauptstadt Neuseelands. Hier habe ich mich mit Bettina aus Buchs verabredet, die ich im Abel Tasman kennengelernt habe. Wir gehen jeden Tag surfen und haben einfach eine gute Zeit!
    Hier werde ich jetzt bleiben, bis ich nach Auckland muss um meinen Flug in die USA zu erwischen. Es fühlt sich gut an, mal so richtig lange an einem Ort zu sein.

    Man beachte bitte das Nummernschild unseres "surfshuttles" :D
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  • Day127

    Raglan

    November 10, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    An einer langen Meeresschneise gelegen, die sich den Weg in die sie einsäumende, saftig grüne Hügellandschaft bahnt, liegt einer 'der' Surfspots Neuseelands mit den Namen Raglan. Das kleine nette Städtchen versprüht lockeres Flair, hat charmante Cafés und bietet in der Umgebung verstreute Beach- als auch fabelhafte Pointbreaks. Surfen in NZ - check!Read more

  • Day105

    Raglan - jetzt richtig!

    January 21, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Ab jetzt leider ohne meinen Reisebuddy, geht es für mich noch mal eine Woche nach Raglan, um nochmal ein bisschen zu entspannen bevor der große Asientrip losgeht. Und natürlich um noch einmal ein paar Wellen mitzunehmen. 😊
    Das mit den Wellen klappt nur leider an den ersten beiden Tagen aufgrund eines ordentlichen Sturms nicht. Stattdessen gibt es also zwei gemütliche Tage mit einem guten Buch auf der Couch, ein paar Yogastunden, Gitarre spielen und vor allem auch zuhören (hatten echt verdammt viele talentierte Leute im Hostel😄) und viel leckerem Essen.
    Ab Tag 3 geht's dann endlich ins Wasser! Nicht immer ganz erfolgreich aber mit verdammt viel Freude an der Sache. Und abends wird dann in der Hostel eigenen Sauna oder mit einem kühlen Bier im Whirlpool entspannt. 🍻
    Am letzten Tag zieht es mich dann mit einer Freundin noch nach Manu Bay, wo sich die richtig guten Surfer treffen. 🏄Wahnsinnig spannend anzuschauen und bin auch nur minimal neidisch, dass ich wohl nie so gut sein werde. 😅
    Am Tag 7 geht's dann mit einer netten Mitfahrgelegenheit gratis zurück an Auckland, wo einen Tag später dann auch schon der Flieger auf mich wartet.
    War eine unglaublich schöne Woche mit einem super Hostel, toller Atmosphäre, noch besseren Leuten und das Ganze dann auch noch direkt am Meer. Was will man mehr?! 😆
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  • Day4

    Raglan, virgin kamping

    May 21, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    After a pretty spiffy breakfast at the hotel, we took a 15 minute walk to the Britz depot. After rain all night and showering on and off we weren't sure if we would need a taxi or risk the weather, but after sitting all yesterday we took the risk and enjoyed our walk thru the industrial park.
    Received a nice warm welcome from the ladies at Britz and after filling out a most complicated check-in form on an iPad and signing a heap of contract agreements we were introduced to our campervans.
    Sue & Peter were changed to a Maui van and Simon & Michelle had the Britz, the difference being that when a van gets more than 140,000km, they slap a Britz sticker over the Maui sign. A quick run down on the gas, toilet, water and identifying any chips & scratches and we were OFF.
    Not quite. We had to return to the hotel to collect our bags first.
    We decided not to spend much time in Auckland given it looked like more rain and despite being a Sat the roads were jammed. So took a detour and found our way to Mt Eden, an extinct volcano which offers a great lookout of the city. Got to park our vans in the bus area, along with the real busses, before embarking on a 15 min walk up to the summit. Not too strenuous a walk but just as we reached the top, down the rain came. And being smart country folk from the driest continent on earth, we neglected to take either raincoats or umbrellas, they were safety tucked away in our vans, warm & dry!
    Anyway, took a couple of quick photos and bolted back down the hill and received a good-old drenching for our troubles. Lucky we had the van so the girls did a quick change into some warm dry gear.
    Funny rain tho, came down pretty solid, but softly, as if it was falling from just above us and really didn't want to cause too much trouble. At home that sort of rain would have teemed down and flooded cars & shops.
    So time to hit the highway - only trouble was that about 1/2 of Auckland had the same idea and it took about 1 hour just to clear the city.
    Onto the main highway 1, south and we decide to detour for coffee into a little town called Bombay, all good except there are no shops, only vegy farms and some cows. Trying to turn around & Peter stalls the van in the middle of the intersection and then won't start. Hazard lights on, stopping traffic for a while before it kicks over and we are off again, this time taking the short drive into Pukekoe, home of the world renowned Pukekoe Creamgold onion. Beautiful brown soil allows them to grow a whole range of vegies including some massive greenhouses.
    Enjoyed an excellent hamburger lunch, called a Kiwi Burger, i am surprised that Kiwi tastes a lot like beef, while we watched the rain showers pass by, again.
    Taking the opportunity we hit the supermarket and stocked up on some vital supplies like beer, wine and chocolate.
    Sick of the highway we took the B roads south, through some magnificent grazing, although hilly, country, finally arriving in Raglan, a seaside town on the west coast. No time to check out the town we went straight to the caravan park and got 2 of the best sites available, parked and spent 1/2 hour trying to set up our beds etc. All very new to petensue, the kampervan newbies! After achieving this it was time for a drink before cooking a steak and using the excellent facilities of the park. Big kitchen & dining area, bbqs, games rooms, got the lot. Pretty quiet so easy to get ourselves settled in. After disussing the day & making rough plans for tomorrow, retired early to enjoy outr kampervan double bed.

    Highlights of the day:
    * getting out of Auckland,
    * lots of beaut farming land,
    * good company

    Weather was showers to rain all day with a few sunny spots. Not cold but cool about 20C
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  • Day10

    rotarua

    December 5, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    What a stinky place this is. However the volcanic activity is crazy. I saw all sorts of crazy things. Green water, boiling mud, vents and creators. It was very nerdy.
    After all that nerd stuff we went to the thermal hot pools. Very nice place to relax and chill amazing views and a good arvo.
    Didn't bother spending the night in rotarua. It seems like the usual nz town. Lots of activities nothing under 80$.Read more

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