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  November 5 /04 to  now

 Most yachts cruising the South Pacific spend a cyclone season in New Zealand. We made landfall at Opua in the Bay of Islands where the cruising area is gorgeous, very reminisce of the Gulf Islands of B.C. After exploring the area, we sailed down the coast, up the river and made Whangarei our home for almost 6 months. We left the boat at the secure marina there and explored New Zealand by land, first the North Island, and then the South.

Listed below is the Index to Photos and Journals of our time in New Zealand


BAY OF ISLANDS AND NORTHLAND

BAY OF ISLANDS AND NORTHLAND  /  Landfall Opua  /  Visit with Norm & Marianne  /  Road Trip  /  Bay of Islands Sail

BAY OF ISLANDS TO WHANGAREI  /  Army Bay, Motura Island and our passage to Whangarei

WHANGAREI and Life at Riverside Marina  / Cruisers' Christmas  /  Around Riverside  / Hungi 

THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND   

   CHRIS' VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND

Click on area of the map below or choose from list of places  to see journals of our adventures.

 

PHOTOS OF NEW ZEALAND

WHANGAREI

DAY TRIPS

COROMANDEL

EAST COAST

 
ROTORUA /

THERMAL

 
HAMILTON /

WEST COAST

 
WAITOMO /

CAVES

 
HAWKES BAY /

& AUCKLAND

 

CHRIS VISITS WHANGAREI

Hiking, Whangarei Falls, Abbey Caves celebrating Christmas & birthdays at Riverside Marina


DAY TRIPS NORTHLAND

Based in Whangarei we made Day Trips by car to beaches, caves, forests & museums.


  NORTH ISLAND TOUR  with Chris & Ali  

 

DRIVING ROUTE-click to enlarge (then HOLD mouse on pic until icon appears & click icon again to expand)


     

COROMANDEL- BAY OF PLENTY

We began on Coromandel Peninsula with its Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove; then Bay of Plenty to Tauranga


ROTORUA

Inland to Rotorua with its thermal activity, volcanoes, geysers, mountains, and fun activities


HAMILTON to WEST COAST

From Hamilton to Raglan, surfers paradise, black sand beaches, and the backroads to Kawhia


WAITOMO REGION

The underground world of Caves, limestone formations, the Natural Bridge and waterfalls


HAWKES BAY

Our fast trip back via Napier, along the beaches of the east coast & a visit to Auckland


THE SOUTH ISLAND

 

DRIVING ROUTE

Click to enlarge map to show the driving route we took touring the South Island. We began by traveling down the West Coast and spent 2 week circumnavigating the island, returning to Picton via the East Coast.

NORTHLAND-

WELLINGTON

WEST COAST
FIORDLAND
SOUTHLAND-

OTAGO

ALPINES-

CANTEBURY

 

NORTH ISLAND Tongariro to WELLINGTON


WEST COAST
Picton to Wanaka


FIORDLAND
Queenstown and Milford Sound


SOUTHLANDS & OTAGO PENINSULA to Dunedin


ALPINE HEARLAND & CANTERBURY Christchurch
& return to Picton


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