Wednesday 3 January
The Magic Bus
Well, it's back on the bus as we travel coast to coast. We have left Opononi behind and head east on the SH 12 (State Highway) going through Motutoa and Kaikohe passing some beautiful countryside. When we reach Pakaraka, we make a left turn onto SH 10 and turn right at Puketona on Puketona Road for our next stop.
Haruru Falls was New Zealand's first river port and an aramoana (sea road or ocean path) for the inland Maori tribes and for the early vision boats. Surrounded by wilderness, the water of Haruru Falls in Paihia on the North Island of New Zealand cascades over the rock cliffs to the pool below.
Haruru Falls provides a break from the coastal scenery of the Bay of Islands area. This 5m waterfall spans the Waitangi River so it's much wider than it is tall and you can kayak to the waterfall from the Waitangi Estuary. It's just a short drive from the seaside town of Paihia and a just-as-short walk to the falls - 3 kms.
Below:Click on the blue marker to see a photo.
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Tēnā koutou katoa
This is all about New Zealand - Aotearoa - and the time I spent there. Magical times, beautiful scenery, gushing geysers, thermal wonderlands. Hear about Waitangi Day, discover the meaning of the word "Aotearoa", see the Glaciers, read about hangis and Hakas, and visit the beautiful Bay of Islands. So come with me on a journey - a journey to The Land of The Long White Cloud.
CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE TRIBUTE 2011