New Zealand Forest Walks – stunning!

Old Coach Road, New Zealand

Christmas Eve, Fern Walk – Pohangina Valley It was Christmas Eve and the children’s excitement was at fever pitch – what else to do but take them for a walk to burn off some steam?  So off we headed, three adults and four children, to the Totara Reserve forest in the Pohangina Valley, one of […]

The north of the North – Hokianga, New Zealand

Hokianga, New Zealand

Omapere in Hokianga, is about 3 1/2 hours drive north of Auckland, and I had a long weekend with friends away with some friends.  We had booked a bach for three nights on the Omapere beachfront.  The beach was lovely, with gorgeous soft white sand, unlike the black sand that most NZ west coast beaches have. […]