Tag Archive | Road Trip

This and that, dogs and a sunrise

I just found some photos on my phone that I don’t think have ever made it onto the blog….

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Waterworks: surely the best fun you can have with recycled objects?!

From January 2011…

After a fantastic journey around the Coromandel peninsula we decided to travel inland from Coromandel Town on the infamous 309 road; a winding gravel road which connects the east and west of the peninsula through spectacular scenery and offers lots of interesting sights.

Like 100 wild pigs by the road…

Stu’s Wild Pigs on the 309 Road

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Marvellous nature at Mangapohue Natural Bridge

The Kiwi Blog Bus recently took us to a magical location where we were not only awed by the amazing feats of nature but well and truly gobsmacked by it.

I’ve already said the road from Waitomo out to the west coast is simply stunning, read magnificent meanderings to Marokopa, but the highlight of the scenic trip has got to be a stop at Mangapohue natural bridge.

A short stroll on a riverside boardwalk takes you along the Mangapohue Stream through a steep limestone gorge and into the remains of an ancient cave system.

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Magnificent meanderings to Marokopa

A 50km drive out west of Waitomo will lead you through an amazing limestone landscape to the historic west-coast fishing village of Marokopa.

We recently took the scenic route from Waitomo Caves (after we had stayed at Woodlyn Park), and I was blown away by the views along the way.

The road twisted and turned as New Zealand put on a good show of its rugged character and I could not stop taking pictures through a somewhat fly splattered windscreen. Read More…

Free and fabulous in Tairua

There is a small car park overlooking Tairua harbour where, in an attempt to manage freedom camping, the local council have allocated two free overnight spaces for self-contained campervans.

Earlier this week we were lucky enough to get one of these much prized parking spots for the night.

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Surely what school holidays were invented for?

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From our evening near Tairua

Fancy a spot of afternoon tea?

Gorgeous place for some self-indulgence @ The Old Mill Cafe, Paku near Tairua Read More…

Stop to shop in Whangamata

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Topping up our provisions -having great adventures – will post more when I can.
Happy holidays!

Hey there Mr Blue

It’s the weekend, the sun is shining and the Kiwi Blog Bus is on the road again.

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If I had the option to put a daily theme tune on here then todays would have to be some classic ELO.

Where ever you are I hope you see some blue skies and enjoy your weekend.

Woodlyn Park – truely a unique attraction

It’s fair to say that we do see some unusual sights while driving around New Zealand in an old Japanese school bus, but down in Waitomo we were a little bewildered to see a very large boat placed in a field near a  Bristol Freighter plane and an old railway carriage.

We went to investigate.

Woodlyn Park also caught our eye as there was a large roadside sign saying Free campervan parking.
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