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Feb 12, 2011 - North Through the Forest

Picked up our little 'HiTop' camper today and set off North via 16 and 12 then through Dargaville to our campsite near Kaihu en route to Omapere. On the way stopped at impressive museum at Matakohe which charts the history of the Kauri treee and its exploitation by the loggers with lots of old photos, equipment and recreations of houses, rooms, cabins, etc, plus lots of amber (the 'gum' from old kauri trees). Here discovered why our old friends the Hollins family always referred to wellington boots as 'gum boots' - these were high boots...

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Sep 8, 2009 - Dia 6: Paihia - Opanoni

Delfines Hoy hemos madrugado tela, pero como nos acostamos a eso de las 22:00 no ha supuesto tanto esfuerzo. El jet-lag esta haciendo estragos en Lola y se ha quedado frita a eso de las 21:30. O a lo mejor los mejillones, que eran medio verdes, tenian propiedades narcoticas y no nos avisaron... Bueno, el madrugon ha sido para apuntarnos a una excursioncita que salia a las 9 del embarcadero. Te dan una vueltecita por la Bay of Islands y, si quieres, te banyas con delfines. A un grupito de japos los han enganyado y se han apuntado. La Lola y...

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Dec 27, 2006 - Omapere-Waipoua Kauri Forest

Next we drove across to the West Coast and stayed in a place called Omapere where at the mouth of the river there are humongous sand dunes. If you are young or crazy enough you can rent a snow board and sand surf the slopes. We were not. We stayed at a B&B that night. The room was fine but the breakfast very sparse. Tea, coffee, (1 cup) toast and jam, one piece, and cornflakes if you really wanted a gourmet experience. It was described as a "continental breakfast" in the B&B book. I'm not sure which continent the miserly old bird was...

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Jul 13, 2004 - Vervolg trip naar Paihia via Waipoua Kauri Forest en Hokianga

Waipoua Kauri Forest Zoals bij het museum besproken bereiken we dit mooie bos met o.a. de grootste nog levende Kauri's tegen het eind van de middag. Over houten plankiers lopen we naar de record houders zoals de "God of the Forest" en de "Father of the Forest" van 2000 jaar oud en 5,22 meter doorsnee. Hokianga Harbour bij Opononi De zon is bijna onder wanneer wij de westkust bereiken. Dit uiterste stukje van de grote inham die Hokianga Harbour wordt genoemd, komt uit op de Tasmaanse (jawel, daar is neerlands trots Abel weer) Zee. We...

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