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  • Day10

    Aussicht aus unserer Unterkunft

    October 20, 2016 in New Zealand

    Das ist die unglaubliche Aussicht wenn man nur einen kleinen aber sehr steilen Waldweg vom Garten unserer Unterkunft aus hinunterläuft. Außerdem waren wir heute am Tag unserer Ankunft in Paihia noch auf einem kleinen Markt, der direkt am Meer gelegen war. Der Name der Stadt ist übrigens ursprünglich aus der Ausdrucksweise "good here" entstanden. Da "Pai" maori für gut heißt, hat sich irgendwann der Ausdruck Paihia etabliert, was nun der Name der kleinen Stadt ist.Read more

  • Day12

    Sandsurfen!

    October 22, 2016 in New Zealand

    Ein weiterer Stopp bevor wir Cape Reinga erreichten, waren diese großen Dünen, auf denen wir bäuchlings auf einer Art Surfbrett hinunterdüsen durften. Das hat wirklich ziemlich großen Spaß gemacht!

  • Day31

    Waitangi Museum, Treaty grounds

    November 28, 2016 in New Zealand

    Mir hend bi de Treaty Grounds annere gfüerte Tour teilgnoh und s grösste Chriegskanu vo de Wält bestuunet - 120 Persone hend platz drinn!!

    Au hemmer viel über d Gschickt vo de Maori und und über de Treaty (1. Vertrag zwüschet Maori und de Engländer) glernt - und somit d Missverständniss wos zwüschet zwei Kulture chan geh. De Vertrag isch im Englische andersch formuliert gsii ald in Maori und drumm hets nach de Unterzeichnig sehr viel Unstimmigkeite geh und somit zu Chriegereie gfüert...

    Mittlerwiile hend d Maori aber wieder e starchi Stimm und sind au im Parlament vertrete. Es git Schuele wo in Maori unterrichted und vieles isch zweisprachig beschildered.

    Zum Abschluss vo demm aastrengende Tag simmer nach Russel is Restaurant vo de eltiste lizenzierte Bar go ässe!

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    We took a guided tour through the Waitangi treaty grounds. It was here that the Maori and the British signed their Treaty in 1840.
    We learned a lot about it, the missunderstandings that came with it and of course the cultural differences.

    Now after ups and downs the Maori are a strong force in New Zealand. Making up around 17% of the population and have 20 seats in the parliament.
    Maori is an official language here and is thaught in schools.

    In the evening we took the ferry to "romantic Russel" which once was called "the hellhole of the pacific" 😄
    And had dinner in the oldest licensed bar in NZ.
    Great food and beer.😇
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  • Day123

    Paihia

    November 6, 2016 in New Zealand

    Die Bay of Islands mit ihren 150 verstreuten Inseln gilt als der Ankunftsort der ersten Maori aus Polynesien, und hier sollte später auch die erste europäische Siedlung entstehen. Nicht zuletzt wurde hier die Neuseeländische Variante einer Unabhängigkeitserklärung unterzeichnet.
    Inselhopping am Vormittag und Maori Kultur am Nachmittag.

  • Day100

    Paihia

    April 10, 2016 in New Zealand

    Es hat den ganzen Tag wie aus Eimern geschüttet, selten sowas gesehen. Da braucht man abends Seelentröster.
    Beer battered fish mit scallops und smoked spareribs mit crab meat salad und cole-slaw mit fries.(wir haben fast alle Pommes stehen gelassen) ☺

  • Day2

    Pahaia

    November 28, 2016 in New Zealand

    This was my first relaxing day with a bit of walking around and being overwhelmed by sudden summer, exotic plants and all the wooden houses!

    My favorite plant is the bottlebrush tree (the red thing)...it came over from Australia.
    Everywhere are palm trees and hughe farns, making you feel like in jurassic times ;-)

    Amazing ocean view too!!

  • Day19

    ON THE ROAD TO THE BAY OF ISLES

    March 21, 2017 in New Zealand

    Today was a long day of travelling from Rotorau to the Bay of Isles with only toilet breaks and a lunch stop. We by passed Auckland via the motorway as the traffic is much heavier than the South Island, there is also a big difference in population. The South Island has 1 million and the north Island 4 1/2 million. We were given a quick tour of the town where we are staying for 2 nights. It will be an early 7.15am start for our choice of options tomorrow as we are going to Cape Reinga the most northerly point of NZ.
    Wednesday- it was a long day but very enjoyable as we didn't get back until 6pm. We travelled 480 km and approx 100km of that was on the beach and stream.
    North of here is only a narrow peninsular with only one main road but the west coast is the 90 Mile beach which is also a dedicated road for tourist buses to travel on when the tide is out. The tide was out this morning so we travelled up the beach which is quite firm when they know where to drive, we also had to travel up a stream which was a bit more tricky as there wasn't much water in so the track softer. Along the way we stopped for those on board to go sand boarding down a steep dune which was quite interesting, the walk up was the hardest part.
    We had quite a walk to get to the light house at Cape Reinga which is the most northerly point on the Island, the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea also meet here. We came back to Paihia via the main central road stopping at a place where they do wood carvings with Kauri timber which is said to be 45,000 years old.
    Photos
    Driving along 90 mile beach
    Walking up the sand dune
    At the top
    Sand boarding down
    Cape Reigne lighthouse
    45,000 year old timber
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  • Day25

    Roadtrip Tag 2 Ende: Paihia

    September 27, 2017 in New Zealand

    Nach einer unglaublichen anstrengenden und müden Autofahrt endet unser Tag heute in Paihia... Eigentlich wollten wir heute schon in Kaitaia sein...aber 2h Höhlen erkunden und 2h Berge besteigen und 2h Hot Pool haben da einen Strich durch gemacht...
    Morgen müssen wir uns also Beeilen!
    Gute Nacht 😀

  • Day105

    Paihia Beach Resort Restaurant

    April 15, 2016 in New Zealand

    Sehr feines Essen...

  • Day56

    Paihia bunkbed room aka gypsy club

    January 17, 2016 in New Zealand

    Saltwater lodge in Paihia
    3 nights
    Jan 17-20, 2016
    Anna's first time in a hostel. Weird mix of old people and young german girls. One notable resident: a super super tan, older than Jesus, needle loving, bag of wrinkles. Wear sunscreen kids and stay off brown sugar.

    also: owners of the place, if you're reading this, i want to tell you i'm sorry. I didn't have a fall and broke the bike. I rode it on a giant balancing board to impress some middle schoolers and it broke. I fixed it as best i could, and the 18km i had to carry it back were ample punishment.Read more

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