Tag Archives: Bay of Islands

Starting South – Whangaparaoa Peninsula

After all our adventures up the coast to the Bay of Islands, it was time to head back south. The journey up the coast was in lots of small steps where we could often see where we’d come from. Joining … Continue reading

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Gated Beaches of Northland

Beach access is an issue all around New Zealand (and everywhere else I suppose). We do seem to feel that access to our sea shores is a right. We like to go to the beach and we don’t like being … Continue reading

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A Mixed Blessing – Rangihoua Pa and the Marsden Cross

While we were at Kerikeri I was keen to make another visit to the site of New Zealand’s first European settlement at the mission station established by Rev Samuel Marsden. This was in December 1814, at Oihi Bay way round … Continue reading

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Another Viewpoint – Bay of Islands

One of the things with the Bay of Islands is how to get an appreciation of the bay full of islands. You can visit Russell and Paihia and Kerikeri and wonder what it is all about. Probably boat trips give … Continue reading

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A Big Walk Back From Cape Brett

The plan was to take the shorter walk in to Cape Brett lighthouse and hut, and then do the full Monty on the way out; walk right back to Oke Bay at Rawhiti. It was a great plan as we’d … Continue reading

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Resting Round Rawhiti – Bay of Islands

We spent a day hanging around Rawhiti which is at the eastern side of the Bay of Islands in Northland. It is at the base of the peninsula which runs north to Cape Brett and is spread over a few … Continue reading

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Don’t Mention The Whales – Whangamumu Harbour

Our coast-crawl north up the Tutukaka Coast finally topped out at Rawhiti which is actually on the Bay of Islands – being around Cape Brett. We moved there from Bland Bay to wait for the best weather to tackle the … Continue reading

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Off Out Back For a Bit – To Cape Brett

We’re off for a walk tomorrow; bit of a big one for us. We’re walking the last part of the way to the Cape Brett lighthouse. And staying the night there at the hut which used to be the lighthouse … Continue reading

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