Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 11

Due to complete exhaustion from the previous day or so we had a bit of a sleep in (I think I slept something like 11 hours!) and left Rotorua for Taupo. We briefly stopped at Huka Falls, honestly not very pretty there was a LOT of water going over, but brown and muddy and did…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 10

This time we were off to visit another Geo Thermal area, also near Rotorua (the area is full of them), this time it was Wai Mangu, it is more expensive and not quite the drawcard tourist wise as Wai-O-Tapu for a few very obvious reasons; the cost (triple the price, plus the optional boat cruise),…

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Regular Random – Mother & Pup

I have a full post coming up on an amazing day at Cape Palliser, but you will have to be patient, but I was editing these images and thought I would share just a tiny snippet with you. It was cold, wet and windy as we drove to Cape Palliser lighthouse on a whim, I…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 9

Day 9 we finally got to revisit Wai-O-Tapu thermal pools, this location is in part a driving force to getting us back to New Zealand, our last trip we had a brisk 45-minute walk and only managed the first track (There are three). See the pics from our first visit here We woke to a…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 8

Visited the Burke Street Wharf in the early morning light, the tide was out and we had very pretty light hitting the remains of the wharf and creating fabulous shadows in the mud flats. All too soon it was time to be off again. Doubling back on ourselves we drove back through Whatatete Bay, so…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 7

We had the luxury of a small sleep in, then with coffee in hand, we headed off to Whitianga for our cruise into Cathedral Cove. It was a leisurely one hour drive through some pretty, but hilly countryside (Oh who am I kidding, not too many parts of NZ are NOT Flat! – but these…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 6

A truly horrible night spent in a horrible hotel, these guys did NOT get a favourable review on Trip Advisor! Too hot, too noisy, we were awake and could not sleep so we left early. Sadly it turns out they also had bed bugs, as we came in so late, we neglected to check the…

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Share Your World – 12th March 2019

So it has roughly been a month since I took part in the SYW challenge by Mel at Sparkfromacombustiblemind. Travelling makes doing weekly challenges rather difficult at times, so I just stopped…now to get back on the wagon. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly…

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Tuesday’s Textures

Still playing with some images from our trip, and probably will be for a while, found this little guy and his friend at Gumdiggers Park, NZ ~ Julz, xo  

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 5

Today we drove to Paihia (pronounced Paheeha), we were booked on a Cruise out of the Bay to see some Dolphins and The Hole in The Rock, as well as Cape Brett Lighthouse and of course the coastline. We grabbed a coffee (best we have had the entire trip) and wandered the harbour, while we…

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