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From Waitomo to Whanganui

Mt Ruahepu photo courtesy – Follash – wikimedia.org

I knew I was closer to Australia than I’d been in a long time in Te Kumi, because the burger I ordered for lunch had beetroot and there were lamingtons. But phrases reminded me I was still in New Zealand with  “hey,” “there you are,” “there you go.” Continue reading From Waitomo to Whanganui

The glowworms of Waitomo Caves

Top image: photo courtesy Karora – wikimedia.org

Before we entered the cave, south of Auckland, our guide informed us to remain silent. Any noise we made, would frighten the glowworms. This silence, added to the magic of the boat tour. Continue reading The glowworms of Waitomo Caves

Otorohanga Kiwi House

Auckland was a beautiful city. How could it fail to be anything else with its perfect waterfront location? But there was more to explore, so I headed south to Otorohanga, just north of Waitomo. Continue reading Otorohanga Kiwi House