Coast to Coast Walkway - Getting to know to Auckland in 16km

No matter if you’ve been living in Auckland for years, you just moved here or are on holidays and want to see more of the city, the 16km Coast to Coast Walkway is for you! Walk through Auckland’s suburbs and parks and pass five of the ca. 50 volcanoes.

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Whangarei, beaches and a glowworm cave

Whangarei, beaches and a glowworm cave

A few months ago, after Chris and I had taken my car apart and put it back together (long story short, poor Stanley leaked heavily!), we decided to go on our first road trip and actually sleep in the car. Looking at the forecast, all of New Zealand looked rainy and wet. The least rain was to be expected for the north, so we decided to go up to Whangarei, about 3 hours away from Auckand.

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Beautiful lakes, breath-taking skies and a flat tyre – Waikato off the beaten path

Beautiful lakes, breath-taking skies and a flat tyre – Waikato off the beaten path

«Nah, we’re not very likely to get a puncture”- Chris said this to me as we were on the way from our secluded campground at lake Arapuni to Mangakino, where we wanted to ride a section of the Waikato River Trail. Arohena is one of DOC’s (Department of Conservation) campsites. It lies directly on the lake, there is no phone reception and to get there, we had to drive a section on gravel. And that’s where it must have happened. A mean little stone slashed Stanley’s tyre.

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