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2019 NOVEMBER 22 - 28 NEW ZEALAND

MISC LAST WEEK IN NZ


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FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 154

We caught the ferry from Devonport to the city. Beautiful day out in downtown Auckland.

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MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 157

Mangawai, New Zealand

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TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 158

WAIPU & LANGS BEACHES

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WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 159

THE END. Yes another final flight home, brings this years trip to an end. But don't worry next years trip is already in the making - stay tuned.

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2019 NOVEMBER 16, NEW ZEALAND

Pohangina Branch Road Walkway

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SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 148

Today we did the Pohangina Branch Road Walkway. Absolutely, beautiful walk. We managed to survive the little spots of rain, a bit of wind, mud, stiles and narrow paths. Great day, hope we are here again to do it next year!

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2019 NOVEMBER 15, NEW ZEALAND

OUT AND ABOUT IN BULLS


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FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 147

Out and about seeing the sights in and around Bulls. Lovely to catch up with my old mate Mandy - (and by old I mean have known for a long time.) lol

Every good day starts with an ice cream and this honey one was delish.

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Down town Bulls.

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2019 NOVEMBER 11 - 14 NEW ZEALAND

ROAD TRIP CONTINUES


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MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 143

Huka Falls.

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Another one for my collection:

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We walked along Lake Taupo with views of the snow capped mountains in the distance. Lots of bird life on the lake also.

Lake Taupo is a lake in the North Island of New Zealand. It is in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. The lake is the namesake of the town of Taupō, which sits on a bay in the lake’s north-eastern shore. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres, it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania after Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea. Motutaiko Island lies in the south east area of the lake.

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Sunset drinks lake side.

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WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 145

Today we drove from Taupo to Bulls to visit another friend. We had some amazing views of snow capped Mt Ruapehu.

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THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 146

Great catch up with the Young family.

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2019 NOVEMBER 4 - 11, NEW ZEALAND

ICING ON THE CAKE OF TRAVELS


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MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 136

After months of travel in Europe and Asia, I ended this years adventures with a couple of weeks in New Zealand visiting friends. And of course enjoying the amazing green scenery that is New Zealand at any time of the year.

Here are some random pictures from my visit.

TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 137

Every trip to Auckland has to include a visit to Puhoi Cheese Factory, my favorite place to have lunch.

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WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 138

I stayed with my ex-housemate (from almost 20 years ago when I lived in Auckland) Toni, who has now moved to Papamoa Beach.large_DSCN4117.JPGlarge_986d9740-e306-11eb-bf47-e79103125050.PNGlarge_DSCN4118.JPGlarge_DSCN4115.JPG

THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 139

McLaren Falls Park. We walked around the lake, beautiful, and lots of bird life.

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Close by was McLaren Falls.

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FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 140

Put a face to an online friend, love ya Sarah.

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SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 141

Walk along beautiful Papamoa Beach. Too cold to swim, but so lovely.

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SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 142

Road trip.
Aratiatia Rapids, just outside Taupo.

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Yummy mussels for dinner.

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MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2019, DAY 143

Next day we visited Aratiatia Rapids again to see when the flood gates were opened.

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