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Waipoua Forest, NZ
Waipoua Forest, NZ (10)
Trip Date:2005-10-30 - 2005-11-02
# Photos:13 [View]
Countries visited:Nova-Zel‚ndia
Visto: 4107
My husband Dave and I were away for a few days, travelling north of Auckland and staying at Hokianga, Kerikeri and Whangarei.

We drove north via the west coast of northland, also known as the Kauri Coast because of the large amount of kauri trees that grow in the Waipoua Forest, which is the largest tract of unmodified mature kauri forest in NZ, home to the largest living kauris: Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere.

I photographed my favourite headlands in NZ too - the Te Arai Te Uru, the outer South Head at the entrance to the Hokianga Harbour, and the sandy piece of land in the distance, Rangi Point, the northern part of the Hokianga Heads, a giant sand dune of the North Head.

After staying in Kerikeri we travelled south to Whangarei via the Tutukaka coast, stopping at all these beautiful sandy and sunny east coast bays from Whanahaki to Tutukaka.

I have come back so amazed at the amount of native bush areas we have in Northland and the Bay of Islands. I was so excited even walking in the forest seeing the majestic trees: like the Rimu, Totara, Kawakawa, Manuka, Kanuka, Putaputaweta, and even the FERNS and mosses. So many and so plentiful. I just loved it.

I hope you will enjoy my photos taken on this trip. We know this area well, and always love to 'go north' again.