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Coming Up Close · 22h ago

Shadows and light at Mount Maunganui beach

We haven't been out for a decent beach walk in quite some time... we've either been on road trips out of town or we've been sick with the flu so on Sunday we thought it time to venture out e...
Coming Up Close · 4d ago

Redwood Forest (Whakarewarewa) - Rotorua

While out at Rotorua last week one place we visited was the Redwood Forest (Whakarewarewa). 6 ha of Redwood trees scattered in close proximity to each other that grow so tall and leafy.Appar...
Coming Up Close · 6d ago

Kayakers at Okere Falls

One spot we visited last weekend was beautiful Okere Falls in Rotorua. The Okere River is 11 km long and part of the Kaituna River. Near the end of the walking track was this area where the ...
Coming Up Close · 1w ago

Hamurana Springs - Rotorua

Time for another trip, yesterday we drove nearly an hour out to Rotorua in search of things to see and do. This time we visited Hamurana Springs which is sort of like Blue Springs here in Ta...
Coming Up Close · 1W ago

Te Kahui Matariki - The 7 figures

While today outside looks blustery and Autumn-ish I thought I'd go through my archives since it's my day off and I found this one from last year at this time of a photo I took down by The St...
Coming Up Close · 1W ago

The Mauao track - still closed

We here in Mount Maunganui have a local track around the mountain that is very popular with runners and walkers but sadly due to all the rain we had recently it's closed for repair. It's a n...
Coming Up Close · 2W ago

Frosty red mornings at McLaren Falls Park

We've had some very frosty mornings over the last week or so, temperatures have really started to drop here. This morning when I walked out to my car there was a thin layer of ice on the win...
Coming Up Close · 2W ago

Between the cows and Rotorua...

I usually take my camera anytime we go anywhere, last weekend I'm glad I had it with me. On the way back from Rotorua we stopped at a busy intersection just before the Kaimai Ranges - the co...
Coming Up Close · 3W ago

Monument to the Tarawera Eruption

During our recent trip to Rotorua we stopped at the Buried Village but it's what I spotted across the road in a clearing that caught my eye. This monument was in a shady wooded area but inqu...
Coming Up Close · 3W ago

Autumn in Hamilton

This morning we drove out to the nearby town of Hamilton and out to their suburb Te Rapa as the other half had a job interview there. Lots of lovely Autumn colours are just starting.Toadstoo...