Kororareka – Reviving New Zealand’s Colourful History.

Kororareka – the first permanent seaport and European settlement in New Zealand, lying far north of the North Island. Indigenous Maori enjoyed an ideal climate encouraging an abundance of fish, food and fertile soil. Early European explorers noted the prosperity of this small settlement. In the early 1800s, European and American ships anchored at theirContinue reading “Kororareka – Reviving New Zealand’s Colourful History.”

A Labyrinth of Land and Sea Life at Cape Brett.

A rocky cliff face protrudes above the Pacific Ocean, walking tracks submerges into a green forest arena. The watery depths offer marine adventures set out to discover a web of marine creatures. Traversing 16km or 8 hours of rugged native bush, steep cliffs regularly drop off to reveal sweeping coastal views along the rugged CapeContinue reading “A Labyrinth of Land and Sea Life at Cape Brett.”

The Sweeping Shores of 90-mile Beach.

A vast expanse of white sand stretching 55 miles long, reaching Ahipara Bay, located near Kaitaia. Te-Oneroa-a-Tohe, or better known as 90-mile beach curves slightly northeast, before traversing northwest along Aupouri Peninsula. Its final destination at Scott Point, about 10km south of Cape Reinga. One of the unique aspects of 90-mile beach is that itContinue reading “The Sweeping Shores of 90-mile Beach.”

Travelling Across the North Island by Train

The OverLander Train Through the North Island Journey through the heart of New Zealand, by travelling on the old tracks weaving throughout the North Island. Sit back comfortably, while sipping a beverage of your choice, and watch as the beauty of the New Zealand countryside slowly passes by. If you have ever wanted to seeContinue reading “Travelling Across the North Island by Train”