Tag: New Zealand

Kaikoura

A stop strongly desired in order to make our first Whale Watching cruise , crowned with the discovery of a Sperm Whale (sperm whale) that we have accompanied and followed along. An emotion truly unforgettable, remarkable also the seals we encountered along the way.

By fan fulla 1 June 2014 Off

Auckland

The City of Sails welcomes us, the resort has given us for free the ticket for the ferry that goes Downtown, where with the “Inner link” buses, we go around the city. We visit the museum, we walk around in the halls watching the objects belonging to the Polynesian culture. Walking through the center we…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Taipa – Auckland

We leave Taipa and its beach and heading towards the last leg of our journey the city of Auckland, we decided to go to see the Waipoua forest in which there are some Kauri trees very impressive and very old. The most famous is the Tane Mahuta (God of the Forest) that is really impressive…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Cape Reinga

Wake up early, breakfast and start going for the 130 kilometers that separate us from Cape Reinga and its lighthouse. In outward journey we pin all the places we’re going to see when we go back (yes the road is only one). Reached the parking lot let the machine take the path that leads to…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Whangarei – Taipa

We start from Whangarei calmly to reach Taipa, a town at the foot of the Karikari Peninsula, from which we will depart for Cape Reinga northest site of New Zealand (accessible by car and / or feet) and to explore the huge sand dunes and its beach known as 90 Miles Beach. First of all,…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Coromandel Peninsula

we plan to tour the Coromandel Peninsula, a green headland plunged into the Pacific Ocean. We head to the north for visit the hot water beach famous for having, during low tide, two sources of hot water that using sand for surround them, can be easily converted into small hot pools . We continue north…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Turangi – Tauranga

Intermediate step towards the end of our wonderful trip. Elisa as we headed to the city of Tauranga has found an interesting place to visit just a few kilometers from our hotel.So we decide to spend our day visiting Mount Maunganui a summit of 232 meters with paths and trails between sheep and breathtaking views…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Tongariro National Park

We start with the sun shining for a trip around of the Tongariro National Park, which include three volcanoes, the largest of which, the Ruapehu had the last eruption in 1996 (the third is the conical Ngauruhoe). The three peaks are covered with snow, during the tour we pass nearby of the most beautiful Hotel…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Rotorua – Turangi

We leave Rotorua after a short walking through the city center, heading towards Turangi, a town on the shores of Lake Taupo at the border of Tongariro National Park, which contains within it the volcanoes Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, of which the last eruptions were in 1995 to 1996. Along the way we stop to…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Rotorua

Today we try to visit to the beautiful surroundings of Rotorua, its rushing rivers and their waterfalls, the various geothermal areas with pools of bubbling mud and steaming geysers. We come back from this tour in the afternoon to prepare to participate in the Te Po event that will allow us to know more about…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Kaikoura – Napier

Latest photos of the surroundings of Kaikoura looking for Paua shells as a souvenir, then leave for a long and complicated trip. A good breakfast and then off to the town of Picton where at 1 pm starts the ferry to Wellington. The journey takes place under a leaden sky, heavy rain and winds of…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Napier – Rotorua

Seaside town with a beautiful promenade full of attractions and beautiful motel, nice shops, Napier is at the center of a country where the best New Zealand’s apples are produced and where there are a considerable number of vineyards and wineries. We leave for Rotorua along roads that pass through huge forests. Arrived at our…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Kaikoura

Wake up and breakfast then armed with our photocameras we move to a colony of seals which is located few kilometers from the hotel. We find ourselves in a fabulous place with seals and sea lions sleeping on all sides, with seal pups arguing and screaming, that cut off the road, looking at us to…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Christchurch – Kaikoura

Upon leaving Christchurch, to go to Keikoura, a town known for the Whale Watch cruises. In fact, we booked one for today at 12:45. we When arrive at the hotel, we move quickly at the reception center of the cruise. After a short briefing they accompany us on board the catamaran. A few minutes by…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Christchurch

Arrived in Christchurch we leave our suitcases in the motel and go for a walk to the city center, what is presented to us is a sad and depressing sight, the beautiful city that we remember, no longer exists, the cathedral was gutted, buildings are destroyed and the center is completely empty, the only presences…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Rome Auckland Hamilton

Outbound flight with Emirates, Dubai – Rome with the A380 (yeah, the one with double deck) with bar service throughout the flight, then the route Dubai – Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne, where we spent a few hours and then from Melbourne to Auckland. Arrival at the airport, photo rite under the sails that are the…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

te anau

City overlooking the lake of the same name, which is the second largest in all of New Zealand, we also visited the caves famous for the presence of the glow worms. From this city normally starts the explorations to the fjord of Milford Sound

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

Christchurch

The main city of the South Island with a very young population due to the presence of numerous medical colleges, a beautiful botanical garden and a beautiful cathedral. After the terrible earthquake in February 2011 that has hit the town, a spontaneous thought of friendship and solidarity to our Kiwis friends also because we are…

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off

moeraki boulders

Geoids perfectly spherical waves that the sea and earthquakes turmoil, have beached , according to Maori legend, concerning the creation of Aotearoa, would instead pumpkins and sweet potatoes fallen from a bag of Arai-te-uru (canoe of a God) during a shipwreck . Whatever they are spectacular

By fan fulla 29 May 2014 Off