Christmas in NZ 2018


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Yes I love Christmas in NZ , summer is coming and our Christmas tree is about to light up in colour. Although in some places it already has. Pohutukawa Flower.NZ Natural Christmas Tree. They say when the Pohutukawa tree flowers well we are in for a long hot summer.  Christmas in NZ is a hectic […]

November 26, 2018

Day Visit Hauraki Gulf Saddle Island NZ


Beach Visit NZ, Hauraki Gulf Island NZ, Scenic Image NZ

The Hauraki Gulf’s Saddle Island is a perfect picnic and swim location   You may have guessed, Saddle Island ( Te Haupa Island )gets its name because of the saddle like shape. Only a 15 min by boat from the mainland, this is a popular choice with us while fishing and exploring the Hauraki Gulf. […]

November 13, 2018

An Overnight Bush Hike to Peach Cove NZ


Beach Visit NZ, Kiwi Bush, Overnight Beach Stay NZ, Scenic Bush NZ

Staying in a Doc Hut Peach Cove NZ Some people constantly live the outdoor lifestyle in NZ, while others of us only  half fit bods don’t really consider it too much unless pushed by our friends. I knew my pack was too heavy and I also knew that I am not the fittest person in […]

November 12, 2018

Scenic NZ Bush Train Trip Coromandel


Coromandel, Scenic Bush NZ, Scenic Image NZ

I Highly recommend this scenic  NZ bush train trip On visiting the Coromandel region recently one of the highlights was visiting the Driving Creek railway and enjoying a train trip that winds up through the lush kiwi bush. The tourist attraction for young and old to enjoy. This is an enjoyable tourist attraction with a […]

October 28, 2018

Rangitoto Island Day Trip Auckland


Day Trip North Auckland, Hauraki Gulf Island NZ, Scenic Image NZ

For a great day out in Auckland check out Rangitoto Island. I have to be honest, this was my 3rd time up to the Summit of Rangitoto Island. Last weekend I met up with family in Auckland and we decided for a fun day out to catch the Ferry to Rangitoto Island and  then climb […]

October 15, 2018

NZ Plants in My Garden


NZ Gardens, Scenic Image NZ

Why NZ Plants in my garden? I have  decided to do something a little unusual for this post and share my garden images. Well this post idea is actually inspired by my flower photo images that are all  taken in my home garden North of Auckland.With my Nikon Coolpix Micro setting the flowers can make […]

October 1, 2018

Scotts Landing a Picture Image NZ


Beach Visit NZ, Day Trip North Auckland, Scenic Image NZ

Just where is Scotts Landing NZ? Within an hours drive heading North of Auckland and out on the Mahurangi East Coast is where you will discover a small scenic bay, Scotts Landing, tucked in close to the mouth of the Mahurangi river. The beach itself is small in comparison to many but on a hot […]

September 19, 2018

Black and White Coastal Image NZ


Beach Visit NZ, Scenic Image NZ

Having fun with the camera in a black and white image setting. Just decided to play with the black and white setting on my camera one day and I was pleasantly surprised by how good many of the images looked.These are all coastal images, taken around various parks and beaches in the Auckland north region. […]

September 15, 2018

Matakohe Kauri Museum


Day Trip North Auckland

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 […]

September 3, 2018

Tawhranui Regional Park Day Picnic NZ


Beach Visit NZ, Day Trip North Auckland, Regional Park NZ

Tawhranui Regional Park is a great family day out.  As a kid we went to the park for family and work picnics on occasion over summer. One thing that  I remember is that the road was rough and very long, narrow and with lots of sharp corners and we used to dread the ride out […]

August 13, 2018