View from Paritutu Rock

The previous time we headed to New Plymouth, I made it half way up Paritutu Rock. Equipped with jandals (flip flops to some) and poor choice of climbing clothes I didn’t feel safe enough to navigate the raw rock and chain rope up to the summit. This time, aside from some fatigue of getting to […]

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New Plymouth Waterfront

My last image from the New Plymouth holiday. Down on the waterfront looking towards the old power station. Anyone visiting New Plymouth really should spend some time on the waterfront area. They have a great walkway that stretches for several Km. The Wand, and various walking tracks that begin down by the sea. Not much […]

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Opunake Beach

A drive further along from yesterdays post took us to Opunake. Without meaning offence, as with many townships around NZ (well…the world), its one of those ‘blink and you miss it’ places. A small, and nice township, first surveyed (by westerners) in 1868. Stopping in for a packed lunch, the waves were strong. Typical of […]

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Oakura Beach

Just to the left of yesterdays image (about 15km down the road actually) lies the seaside surf escape of Oakura Beach. Easter weekend in New Plymouth happened to also have a VW club meet on, so it was quite cool to see a good handful of well kept and restored Kombi van’s parked up along […]

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Te Henui Fallen

During my stay in New Plymouth, one afternoon (~3 hours of it) was spent walking and exploring the Te Henui Walkway. Starting from the coast, it follows the river and weaves up through suburbia, a small bush covered belt. Half way along we hit the cemetery. I was surprised to see so many war veteran graves, mounted […]

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