Tag Archives: Northland

Weekend of Two Halves – Sandy Bay

Last weekend was a weekend of contrasts; stormy on Saturday and sunny and calm on Sunday. The rain was predicted so we’d moved to Sandy Bay after our big walk on Friday to Whananaki. The rain came in the night and … Continue reading

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In Search of a Bridge We Find a Memorial – at Whananaki

Last week while we were at Woolleys Bay we wanted to walk the Whananaki Walkway. [Only 4 words in that sentence didn’t start with ‘w’; unintended and interesting?] The walkway is between Sandy Bay and Whananaki South and mostly follows farm … Continue reading

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In Search of a Tree – Tane Moana

Up this way in Northland they have names for trees. I don’t mean like Rimu or Pohutukawa. I mean like Tane Mahuta. And Tane Moana. Tane Mahuta is the big Kauri guy over on the west coast. The biggest and … Continue reading

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Back To The Sea – Tutukaka Coast

On Wednesday we left Whangarei, heading north-east towards the Tutukaka Coast. We’d been there back in 2009 and were looking forward to returning. We remembered the lovely beaches and the clarity of the sea. We’d picked out a couple of … Continue reading

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Whangarei Falls and the Hatea River on Gloomy Saturday

Saturday was a gloomy day but the rain held off mostly. Whangarei City does a good job with tourist information with plenty of help on where to go for walks. The Hatea River Walk links a lot of them together and … Continue reading

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Where Natural Meets Nautical – More of Marsden Point

It was a lovely morning last Friday; waking up down by the wharf at Marsden Point – beside the oil refinery. Too nice for sitting and looking; time for a walk to make the most of it. We headed off … Continue reading

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Marsden Point – Where Natural Meets Industrial

Last Thursday we moved on from Waipu; less than 20kms to Marsden Point. Marsden Point is on the south side of the entrance of Whangarei Harbour. It is the location of New Zealand’s only oil refinery. It is a large-scale industrial … Continue reading

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Underground in the Waipu Cave

After our slippy-slidy muddy walk up and down the Waipu Caves Track (which didn’t go to the Waipu Caves) Wyn was no less keen on going into the cave. (It is called Waipu Caves but so far we have only … Continue reading

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The Track From Waipu Caves

Yesterday we went in search of Waipu Caves and the Waipu Caves Track. They are between Waipu and Whangarei. We were staying in Waipu and we found the best map in the Waipu butchers shop. along with some nice sausages … Continue reading

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Mangawhai Cliff Top Walkway

Yesterday was a nice surprise; a fine sunny day. We wanted to make the most of it and set our sights on the Mangawhai Cliff Top Walkway, Trouble was; the round trip needs low tide and that was rather inconvenient. … Continue reading

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