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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…

New Zealand

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…