Tag Archives: Taranaki

The Winners Write The History – South Taranaki

Our stay in Hawera with friends was extended as Suzi motorhome needed some intensive (and expensive) engine care. Rob had taken us on a wonderful tour the day before, and suggested a visit to a museum to learn more of … Continue reading

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Up Closer – Mt Taranaki

Way back last month we were staying in Hawera with friends and Rob was keen to show us some of the sights and scenes, including getting us closer to Mt Taranaki. Despite having been nearby many times I’d never had … Continue reading

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Gone Walkabout Again

Crikey! Where do the days go? Somehow a month has slipped by and we’ve moved along and so has the world. We’re down south but the blogging is still up north. We’re not meaning to confuse people but that’s the … Continue reading

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South On The Surf Highway – Taranaki

We spent a last night in New Plymouth overlooking Fitzroy Beach looking south towards Port Taranaki. In the morning we headed back downtown and paid a quick visit to Puke Ariki, the museum. An animation of the volcanic history had … Continue reading

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West to Taranaki and the Wonderful Len Lye Centre

From the hot pools at Waikite Valley we headed west, more or less. The central North Island seems to be crisscrossed with State Highways never going exactly where we want to go. Travel is often a matter of leaping from … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast – Taranaki to Auckland

By Tuesday the weather had reverted to being more typical of the North Island summer – or lack of it. It was raining. This day was Valentine’s Day and Wyn’s birthday and the day we were going to Auckland. So … Continue reading

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New Plymouth Ho!

Monday was a lovely day in New Plymouth. With a lovely view from our parking spot overlooking Fitzroy Beach. Eventually we got our bikes sorted and going and got ourselves sorted and going. We headed down a track to the … Continue reading

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North to New Plymouth

Saturday dawned fine in Marton. It also dawned on us that we had no plan for the day or where we were going from there. Not surprisingly we ended up staying and enjoying the day. Later in the afternoon we … Continue reading

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