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    Wet Winters Day Auckland What to Do

    With winter upon us, you may find yourself looking for something to do if you are spending time in Auckland. Luckily there are a number of options from Museums, Galleries, to shopping, restaurants, bars and Themed Attractions. Auckland Museum and Wintergardens. The Wintergardens are a great and interesting place to visit. With two large glass houses to enjoy wandering around and the huge range of Tropical and Exotic plants to check out along with free entry, the garden sits amongst park grounds to which in itself is great for a walk or picnic. Located in the Auckland Domain and within an easy walk to the Auckland Museum, also in the…

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    Day Trip North Auckland

    Matakohe Kauri Museum

    Spend a Day At The Matakohe¬† Kauri Museum Here is a good idea for a day trip North of Auckland on a nice winters day. Travel north to the Matakohe Museum, enjoy lunch in the cafe and spend a couple of hours looking over the extensive collection of gum treasure from past while you learn the history of the Kauri and the lives of the men who worked the hard yards in the bush. The Kauri Tree and especially the golden Kauri Gum that seeps from the tree has fond memories for me. We used to search for the gum in the bush when we were kids and it was…

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    A Unique Relaxed Kiwi Beach Stay NZ

    Would you like the beach to yourself? This may not be the lap of luxury but if you love nature then you will love this Kiwi beach stay. I thought this wet winters day was perfect for writing up my New Years stay at Big Bay. Located at the Mahurangi Heads, North Auckland. This is another by private boat access or otherwise, I guess the Water Taxi’s at Sandspit would be a way of getting there also. Big Bay is located at the Mahurangi River Head and this makes it easy to access by boat from either Scotts Landing or Martins Bay. I was invited to join my brothers family…

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    This blog is where you will find an Ocean Image, a coastal experience and a great place to check out some North Island NZ beaches. 2021 For Love of the Beach. My first swim for the summer and a day trip to the local beach is surely the way to enjoy the beginning to this year. What is Important Heading Forward Into the future? Before Covid hit the news was all about the climate and global warming. Although the threat of global warming is not at the forefront of our news headlines recently, the problem is still very much with us. This blog is all about a scenic image with…