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Kerikeri

Waterfalls

sunny 25 °C

Kerikeri is a really lovely small city in the far north of New Zealand. It has a subtropical climate with lots of palm trees and tropical plants. It has lots of historical sites, nature reserves and agriculture. We are staying at a beautiful B and B right next to a kiwi orchard and a beautiful waterfall.
This is our B and B
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This is the view of Charlie’s Rock waterfall from the B and B, it is a popular swimming spot.
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The kiwi orchard. These are golden kiwi
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This is the stone store, the oldest stone building in NZ. Built in 1836 and has operated as a store since 1874.
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This is the Kemp mission house located right next to the store
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Nearby the re-creation of a Maori fishing village that was located on this site
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View of the stone store from the fishing village
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This afternoon we treated ourselves to pedicures and then took a short hike to view another waterfall, this one called Rainbow Falls which is not far from here.
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A word about our return. Air NZ never did call. We took the advice of a couple of friends who suggested we try calling Air NZ again. We did and were connected to an agent right away. It took about a half hour to get sorted out but we were successful. It’s a relief but also very sad for a lot of different reasons. I could easily have stayed here and some people suggested we do that. It is so beautiful and life is normal and peaceful. However, I am grateful we got to have as many great experiences as we did and hopefully we can return soon to do the Tasmania journey that we had to miss. And we still have a few days. Tomorrow we are packing up and driving to a beach town called Orewa which is quite close to Auckland. We are in a cabin close to the beach for 3 nights.

thanks for all the nice comments about our return. We are gearing ourselves up for quite a different existence. In the meantime we will enjoy every minute here.

Posted by linfays 02:27 Archived in New Zealand

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The photos are so beautiful. I am very envious of you being hiking in the gorgeous forest. It is snowy and cold here. Sad you have to leave as life seems surreal here.......

by Debbi

Ahhhhh... so beautiful! This is something that you will keep close to your hearts in the weeks/months to come. Keep on enjoying this special holiday for the days you have left. Lovely!

by Cathy Norrie

What a beautiful country you’re in! So many different and special places you have visited. Your photos are lovely and they make one feel that we’re right there with you. Enjoy your last few days!

by Diane

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