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Bay of Islands Trip Day 3- Paihia back to Auckland

So today’s the last day of my Bay of Island trip, and it’s a rather easy one. We had lots of free time today so I decided to go horseback riding! Since I had this weird desire to go lol. So the company I went through was called Horse Trek’n and while its wasn’t the most amazing horse tour I’ve ever been on, it was still a lot of fun, AND the view from the top of the volcano was stunning.

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On the ride I meet this guy called Mohamed from Saudi Arabia! I’ve never meet anyone from there before, and it was very exciting, he was very nice and a experienced traveler, he’s been traveling for the last 3 years and has already been to New Zealand 3 times before!!

Next we stopped at this mountain range called the Three Sisters, I believe, I could be wrong, I need to write everything down!!!

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Then we took a quick little pit-stop at this huge souvenir shop that had this amazing carved out staircase Kauri Tree. Defiantly want that in my house.

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And last, just before arriving into Auckland we had a quick glance at the Haruru Falls in Waitangi. These falls while beautiful and easily accessible, lost a lot of appeal to me due to the fact that at the lagoon there was spray paint on the trees, cigarette butts on the ground, and beer bottles floating in the water. It’s  really shame, but this usually always happens when you have a built up popular tourist spot, it get the visitors both good and bad.

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17 Comments

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    Richardbd
    March 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    That is awesome wish I could go to NEW ZEALAND to just get away.

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    Andy2086
    March 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Yay first to post! Hope youre having a good time out there! (I must admit Im quite jealous as Ive always wanted to go to New Zealand)

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    jimmbboe
    March 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    You’re pictures are excellent, thanks for posting so many! The carved out tree reminds me a bit of the trees in the Muir Forest

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    Susan
    March 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Nadine, aren’t those the Whangarei falls?? I was there with my class today at about 10.00.. So that could’ve been you at the top taking pictures lol!!

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    Boilrig
    March 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I hope you enjoy New Zealand, It’s a great country.

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    Don (dspid2404)
    March 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    You reminded me of something that is great about traveling. Meeting other travelers is SO EASY because you already have something in common and it makes it so easy to talk to them. Amazing couple of days.

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    Miles
    March 12, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Us Aussies have an entirely different view to this country. It’s pretty funny.

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    Jas0n
    March 12, 2010 at 4:21 am

    I’m so jealous of you Nadine, it looks like you’re having an amazing time.

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    Nyge
    March 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Welcome to NZ!! Hope you have a great time here!

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    Rommel
    March 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

    nice!!

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    Kiimm
    March 14, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Wow, looks great :)

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    c
    March 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I am SOOOOOOOoooooooo jealous!!! had the chance to go to NZ when i was your age but decided to stay in the US for work .(kicking myself for that one ) now 13 years l8r I need to get there IT LOOKS AMAZING! enjoy your year naders i will be livin thru you on this one .

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    A Fan :)
    March 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Wow Nadine =D I loved watching you on youtube once in a while.
    and now you get to Travel… it looks AMAZING!
    You’ve really got me thinking of places I want to go and do.
    I am 17 right now and going into college, so I have alot of dreams and this program I REALLY want to learn more about! THANX this is so much Fun to read your blogs and watch your videos!
    XD

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    Bruce Blacklaws
    March 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    what made you move from Canada to New Zealand?

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    John TIlbury
    March 19, 2010 at 8:55 am

    wow, so lucky, my mate who is from new zealand says its amazing there, and with the picks ur taking i am not surprized, if you can try and get a video of the haka, an awesome dance (i think that is how you spell it), well anyway hope you have fun, ill go back to work now hehe

    John

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    steph
    March 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    nawh man, I haven’t been to Paihia in so so long. My dad has a house there on the water. I miss it :(

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