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

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

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

Omaha Beach NZ North Auckland Lens View


Beach Visit NZ, Day Trip North Auckland

Omaha Beach NZ Is a beach North of Auckland,A popular beach with quite a number of flash homes and Holiday homes.I remember my first visit to the beach when I was just a kid.Back then there were very few houses. just loads of sand dunes and surf.It is great to be able to remember when […]

July 28, 2018

Take a Look at Hot Water Beach NZ


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

I had always wanted to go to Hot Water Beach My Visit to Coromandel was my big chance. My sister came over from Australia so we planned a visit to Coromandel. This was my big chance to go to Hot Water Beach. All I knew was that you dig a hole and then relax in […]

July 11, 2018

Beautiful Scenic Trip To Auckland Take a Look


Beach Visit NZ, Overnight Beach Stay NZ, Regional Park NZ, Scenic Image NZ, Uncategorized

I was more than ready for this scenic trip to Auckland Overnight at Keddle House,  Anawhata Beach.  Wow instantly springs from your tongue as you round Keddle House and onto the edge of the lawn at the back. You are totally blown away by the view as you realise this is a true scenic trip to […]

June 29, 2018

A Unique Relaxed Kiwi Beach Stay NZ


Beach Visit NZ, Overnight Beach Stay NZ, Regional Park NZ, Scenic Image 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 […]

June 26, 2018

Camp on Motuora Island Hauraki Gulf NZ


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

Do I want to camp on Motuora Island? What a question. Who would turn down a offer to camp on Motuora Island. I am lucky for 3 reasons.First I live in this amazing country ( I am always grateful for that) Next I have the best brother in the world. Hel loves the outdoors and […]

June 20, 2018