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    A Day Trip to Waiheke Island

    My first Day Trip to Waiheke Island It took me a while but I finally made the trip across from Auckland on the ferry to Waiheke Island. I have been back since with the car and spent a few nights there. But my very first trip over was just a day trip to Waiheke Island and time to spend and catch up with my son. He decided it would be a good way to spend some time together and have a good catch up. I had often been curious about what it was like over there and naturally jumped at the chance. Grab a Ferry to Waiheke Starting off on…

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    Rangitoto Island Day Trip Auckland

    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 to the top of the summit for lunch. Catch the Ferry from Devenport or Downtown Auckland We travelled into downtown Auckland and caught the Ferry from the wharf in the city. It was quite busy. Being the school holidays and such a nice day, many others had the same idea. Once the ferry was loaded…

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    Day Trip North Auckland,  Overnight Beach Stay NZ,  Regional Park NZ,  Uncategorized

    Te Muri Bay Great Camp Spot NZ

    Te Muri Bay Is not only just a great camping spot Te Muri Bay camp is also quite isolated for a beach that is so close to Auckland.Reason being that you do have to walk a little way to camp and many people shy away from doing that. There is no road into the camp. You access it from Mahurangi West regional park where you park and then follow a grassy track down to an estuary which needs to be crossed at low tide, from there onto the beach and the camping ground is at the far end of the beach. The other option is to go into the bay…

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    Hi, If you would like to discuss anything in reference to this blog “Stepping on Paua”    Or should you be interested in having a post submitted highlighting your NZ business, blog or product, I would love to hear from you. Please submit the message below. Thanks, Pauline Future Goals for this Blog Oh probable tons more photos as I step more into the outdoors and explore new places. I have just bought a Kayak so I am planning to explore the coastline a little this summer. I will be purcasing a waterproof camera so you can expect many coatal images. Since I hang out in the Hauraki Gulf so …

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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. What’s New? Ad Lockdown Posts I have not had the camera out or been to the beach since lockdown began. The beach although close is too far for the distance that we have been allowed to travel. It has been ok for me. Being stuck at home has never been an issue. I dusted off the paintbrushes and got into some painting. I have also had fun playing around with some free graphic software and tried my hand at designing T-Shirts. Most Popular Posts Here…

  • Day Trip North Auckland,  Scenic Image NZ

    A Magic Day Kawau Island NZ

    Looking for something to do on a beautiful summers day in the Auckland Region? There is an Island in the Hauraki Gulf that is a great destination for an extra special day out. Picture this  You come around the rocky coastal outcrop and into a crystal clear bay and there is a huge beautiful historic house on the foreshore under some massive palm trees. The long wharf adds to the scene and your ferry comes alongside to lead you directly to Mansion House.Breathtaking.It gets me every time. Out in the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland, you will find Kawau Island another of natures gems and also a great day trip out…

  • Day Trip North Auckland,  Hauraki Gulf Island NZ

    Day Out Tiritiri Matangi Island A Bird Sanctuary.

    Tiritiri Matangi Island A bird sanctuary to be proud of. A day trip to Tiritiri Island is my top choice for a day out in the Hauraki Gulf. You get to enjoy the Hauraki Gulf. Have fun spotting birds while enjoying the bush. A great family day out. Many New Zealanders are keen to put time and effort into conservation andregenerating forests, saving our native birds and animals from extinction. This Island in the Hauraki Gulf is a great success story. The bird song greets you as you step off the ferry. I was lucky enough recently to spend a wonderful day on Tiritiri Matangi Island. My First Visit to…

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    What is going on here? Hi, My name is Pauline and I am the founder and photographer of this blog. It’s 2019 yes. I am finally getting my blog together to share a little of the Kiwi lifestyle and record some of my life, memories and snaps, Hang out here and you will find kiwi life, summer fun, NZ beaches, crazy camp outs. bush walks and so much more of outdoor NZ with a focus on the Northern end of the North Island (Auckland North)  and of course a variety of other NZ themed stuff. The future and this blog?. You will find more photos, beaches bush walks,  Hauraki Gulf…