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Two Days in Wellington

This post is part of our 35-day road trip in New Zealand! After catching the rugby games in Wellington, we walked back through Cuba Street to our Airbnb, checking out some of Wellington’s nightlife before two days of sightseeing. Day 1:  Market, Somes Island, and the Waterfront Harborside Market Sunday morning kicks off in Wellington…

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Kiwifruit Country: Kiwi Orchard in Tauranga

Our next stop in the Tauranga region was Kiwifruit Country.  We’d seen kiwi orchards all along our drive.  The plots are often surrounded by barrier trees that have been trained to be tall and thin.  The barrier trees block noise and wind to protect the trees. Tasting The kiwi farm had a small store where…

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Hiking Mount Maunganui in Tauranga, New Zealand

After camping at McLaren Falls and kayaking with glowworms, we packed up our camping gear and took off to hike Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui is located in Tauranga, the 5th largest city in New Zealand with a population of just over 100,000. We stayed at a fantastic Airbnb – one where the second B really…

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Kayaking with Glowworms in Tauranga, New Zealand

After the hiking Karangahake Gorge, we packed up for our next destination: Tauranga.  We booked a private tour with Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tours, which departed from McLaren Falls Park. Disclaimer:  Some of the activities mentioned in this post were received free of charge or at a discounted rate.  We were psyched to have their support, but this…