KAI IWI LAKES 🌊⠀
Kai Iwi Lakes is one of many must-visit spots in the Kauri Coast of Northland. This place is stunning! Great for picnic or spending holidays (if you prefer to travel slowly). When I visit lakes like this one, I regret I don't have one of those jet skis... 🚤⠀
Such intricate designs woven into the foundations of our wharenui, our sacred meeting house. Each of these carvings and panels represent our whakapapa, the genealogy of our tribe - brimming with Maori stories and legends.
Representing Hawkes Bay in the annual Orienteering Champs has been both challenging and ridiculously fun. Learnt plenty over the Easter weekend and will make sure not to disappoint my family next year 😂 "Second is nowhere"
George Bernard Shaw once said that “A happy family is but an earlier heaven”. As we travel through New Zealand and I feel the last term slip away, I have moments to reflect and really grasp the privilege we have to be able to prioritise family adventures and quality time together.
And then there’s the natural beauty of this country. It truly is spectacular and I wonder how we will so shortly face leaving.
Can you spot the rainbow in the mist? The spray from the waterfall created an amazing rainbow going across the river.
TBH, The spray was so strong that it forced me to take the photo from so far away. @apekshaa7 was brave enough to go near this angry beast and got completely drenched in the minute she was up there.
This is also my little #earthday appreciation post. Let's all look after this planet and do our part so that we can keep enjoying gems like these for the centuries to come.👌
Ride with the dolphins! On an amazing cruise around the Bay of Islands. Fullers GreatSights offers the most extensive range of these cruises to see attractions like the famous Hole in the Rock, beautiful islands and the Cape Brett Peninsula, as well as dolphins, whales and other marine life. It’s a sunny day and we encounter a group of dolphins who really seem to have a great time showing off their tricks and follow us through the water. A baby dolphin is part of the group and the law in New Zealand is very strict on this: we can’t swim with them. We totally understand as it would be a shame to disturb this family and young sea life.
The skipper tells us he saw orcas (also called killer whales since they are seen hunting whales) the same morning. Normally they should be far away already, but he decides to find out if they are still around. And lucky enough: we spot them distinctively with their black back, white chest and sides and a white patch above and behind the eye. Spotting them when they are around is not so hard, since they, like all mammals, require air to breathe and must come to the surface of the water to take in oxygen through their blowholes. Wow, what an impressive experience to see those immense creatures swimming along with our boat. Killer whales are the largest extant members of the dolphin family and can be become 9.75-meter-long.
‘Otago Rally 2019’ 🚘
An awesome display of talent on show for this years Rally in New Zealand. Professional Rally Car driver @haydenpaddon winning the AP4 Class 🌟
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