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Saturday, December 29, 2012


New Zealand: Day 26: Trounson Kauri Park - Waipoua Forest - 90 mile beach - Cape Reinga - Rarawa campsite

In the morning I had a nice chat with some New Zealanders. One older couple sold everything, bought a camper-van and now they are just travelling around. After the chat I left for Waipoua Forest, to see some of the biggest trees of the country.

No work, NO TV, No Worries..."Yeah Right" came afterwards. Sell everything and travel!


Waipoua Forest

New model of chainsaw, that would probably fit my friend Jurko

 Important notes


Yakas, named after Dalmatian Nick Yakas, a kauri gum digger, was my first tree I visited and is the 7th largest, in the country. You can also see Tuši at this photo.

Te Matua Ngahere (Father of the forest) is the 2nd largest tree and a cluster of 4 trees joined together called Four sisters

Two red princesses

And the largest Kauri tree in the country, Tane Mahuta (Lord of the forest), aged between 1250 an 2500 years, 
I continued on the great SH12 road towards North, to Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga. On Ninety mile beach I installed the camera on my motorbike and forgot to put the small backpack back to its place and so it was gone. Checked the place 4 times, but I guess someone must've took it. So some papers, cables and GoPRO Hero adapters were lost forever. Life goes on and so does this adventure.

Hokianga Harbour, also known as the Hokianga River, a long estuarine drowned valley 

Our first ferry trip for 5$ from Rawene to Kohukohu

View from the ferry

Ninety mile beach - 88 kilometres long


Exiting the beach at up Te Paki stream with sufficient speed for my cross bike

And here we are at Cape Reinga, generally considered the separation marker between the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. 

Cape Maria van Diemen, Westernmost point of North Island, New Zealand

End of the cape, where Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea meet

Where to next? I guess it will be Bluff.

Sonja, you are one dirty motorbike

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