postcards from the mangawhai heads clifftop walk

We check the tide timetable and the weather forecast and decide to make an early start to catch the low tide. Tide is a factor on this walk because at the northernmost point there’s an archway that you can only get through when the tide is low. We’re up and breakfasted and off by 8am. […]

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postcards from dunedin – tunnel beach edition

Things you might not know about me No.277 :: I will totally plan a weekend away around a place I’ve found to stay in, a restaurant, or an interesting walk. And, our whole Dunedin weekend was planned because (a) we haven’t been away recently, (b) I love adventures and get seriously twitchy when I haven’t […]

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Tiritiri Matangi

ANZAC day this year, Nic, Nod, Jordan and I took a ferry to Tiritiri Matangi (which means”looking to the wind” or “wind tossing about”). some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds in the wild including takahē, kōkako, saddleback/tīeke and hihi/stitchbird can all be seen and heard on this island, making it truly amazing to visit. […]

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