4 Things to See in Northland

Northland is the northenmost region in New Zealand, encompassing the long, skinny tip of the North Island north of Auckland, home to the mildest weather in the country. We spent a week exploring the area, taking our time, camping at…

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Visiting Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga is the northenmost tip of New Zealand, a tiny little dot on the tip of the North Island, 100km away from the closest town and really far from literally everything. It is at Cape Reinga that the Pacific…

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Tutukaka Lighthouse Walkway Hike

The Tutukaka Lighthouse Walkway is an easy walk with beautiful coastal views of Northland, north of Auckland. We enjoyed this little walk, especially since we had just camped in our van in one of the bays that you can see…

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Coromandel Peninsula Roadtrip

The Coromandel is a beautiful peninsula near to Auckland and thus popular with city-livers keen to escape into the countryside. There’s plenty to do and explore here. We spent a week taking it slowly around the beautiful area. Named for…

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Coromandel Coastal Walkway Hike

Unfortunately, the Coromandel Coastal Walkway was a disappointment. I’d even go so far as to say that it was my least favourite hike in all New Zealand, bumping the Abel Tasman Coast Track up to second last place. The drive to…

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Swinging at Otama Beach

On our quest to see as much as possible in The Coromandel, a nature-full peninsula just east of Auckland, we came across the Otama Beach swing. Otama Beach itself is a beautiful beach – wide and expansive providing plenty of…

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Visiting Cathedral Cove

The Coromandel Peninsula, just a short drive from Auckland, is a haven of natural beauty. When planning our roadtrip here, I had plenty of beautiful places pinned to Google Maps! Cathedral Cove is perhaps the most famous place in The…

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Stargazing at Cooks Beach

When a clear night fell upon us while camping in our little van, Bongo, in a tiny beach town in The Coromandel, we knew we had to finally give astrophotography a go. There was no wind, the skies were clear,…

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