A ferry ride from Auckland city across the beautiful Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island is always a treat, anticipating island time. And there’s a treat to enjoy before boarding the ferry, or to head to once you reach the island, which is especially good right now - on these warm sunny days - but indeed all year round.Read More
Piha. Lion Rock. Hello old friend. There’s a lot to be said for the glimpse of that rock, the beach and the sea, as you round the corner and reach the coast. That view sure lifts the spirit.
A drive out from Auckland to famous black sand beaches is highly recommended, whatever the season. But for a spring walk on the sand, to blow the cobwebs and clear the head, it’s certainly a tremendous place. And, happily, we can report....Read More
We’re off to a renowned farming region with a special mountain… once commonly known as Mount Egmont, named by Captain Cook after the Earl of Egmont. And a mountain described by him as of a prodigious height, with a peak covered with everlasting snow. An especially fitting description, given its first and now widely used Maori name - Taranaki, Mount Taranaki - meaning… shining peak. And how right that is.Read More