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Whananaki Inlet

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  • Day240

    Hundertwasser Toiletten

    May 4, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Gestern waren wir auf einen schönen Campingplatz direkt an einer Meerschleuse, wo Hannes erfolgreich angeln konnte. Er hat einen Kahawai gefangen und zwei Aale, aber die haben wir nicht gegessen😁😣 einmal war sogar ein Seestern an der Angel, den haben wir natürlich auch wieder ins Wasser zurück gelegt.

    Heute geht's dann weiter die Ostküste hoch Richtung Bay of islands. Dazwischen ist ein kleines Städtchen, das sich Kerikeri nennt und hier gibt es Hundertwassertoiletten zum betrachten. Natürlich kann man hier auch normal auf die Toilette gehen, aber auf jeden Fall wars sehr schön anzuschauen.
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  • Day40


    March 18, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Headed for the Tutukaka Coast road and found a bit of paradise! The tide beat us this time while we tried to walk a short estuary to get to Kukutauwhao Island so we could see the lighthouse. Matapouri Bay was a gorgeous spot for trying out some body surfing in the crashing waves before using the councils bbq to cook our chicken kebabs on. There are a number of bays here to choose from but we chose Woolleys Bay to visit next before taking a gravel road to Whananaki for the night. We couldn't resist a swim in the campsite pool before setting up the tent. A fun evening chatting with NZ/American couple after debating Brexit with an Ex-pat.Read more

  • Day120


    October 27, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We packed the van (we put our two backpacks in) and were ready to go.

    Kim, from Australia, was in Auckland for her nana's (grandma's) funeral. A family friends of hers, Les and Keith, also welcomed us in with open arms. Les is practical, hillarious and super blunt. It was settled, we were staying for tea. By tea, kiwi's mean dinner. Huh? They shared all the must-sees of New Zealand. And, we slept our first night in our van, in the safety of their driveway =). It was much more comfortable than expected, especially the duvet!

    The following day, Leslie drove us to some nearby sights. We drove around Lake Pupuke, a volcanic crater lake, surrounded by rich houses and the city's rowing club. We drove to the top of Mt Victoria (another volcano), and up a hill with old bunkers. The end of the road was the Devonport Naval base before heading back home.

    After our unexpected sidestop with Les and Keith, we set off North into the countryside. We stopped in Puhoi, an old settler village. Here Bohemian people from Czech Republic settled, at the time part of the Austrian empire. They travelled via Hamburg to the North Sea, took a steam boat to England, sailed for 172 days to NZ and had to canoe two hours to get to their new home! As incentive, they received 40 acres per adult and 20 acres per child. They lived off the land and were very creative in making (and repairing) their tools. Metal parts were hard to come by (or very expensive). It was a luxury to get an iron pot to cook on the stove, although they were used to those "luxuries" back home. The people running the museum were all volunteers, and some were, or were married to, descendents of those first settlers. In town we still saw the old general store, the fire hall and the convent/school.

    The road North is rolling and very green. We saw lots of sheep, but even more cows. The country is slowly switching over to cattle now that they have started irrigating the land. There were nice viewpoints overlooking the ocean. On the minor road we saw two hawks and lots of bunnies. It was winding left and right, over narrow bridges, up and down towards the ocean. There were no other destination so it was very peaceful. We found a grassy field near some public toilets in Whananaki. And we watched an amazing sunset over the river delta from the back of the van. Our favourite campsite for some time!

    The following morning, we explored down by the shore. It was nice to wade into the cool, salty water. There were some snails, small crabs, tiny fish and, when we looked closer, starfish! They were everywhere, probably 3-4cm across, and slowly crawling over the bottom. What a great first campsite! If this was a sign of things to come, this trip was going to be fantastic!
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  • Day419


    December 5, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Krom toho, ze jsme tu v moc hezkem rodinnem kempu (za 15) prespali a znovu nabili vsechna mozna zarizeni, je tu taky pry nejdelsi pesi most na jizni polokouli. Jak je dlouhy, nevim, ale je hodne dlouhy. A vypada celkem stare a chatrne :-/.Read more

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