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    vale019

    The Grove, Takaka
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    The Grove loop track through a limestone wonderland maze, Takaka, Golden Bay.

    1 the grove and rawhiti cave access overview 01

     

    The Grove Access
    2 the grove access 02

     

    The Grove carpark
    3 the grove carpark near takaka 03

     

    Limestone jungle
    4 limestone jungle in the grove 04

     

    Walking track
    5 walking track in the grove 05

     

    Limestone maze walkway
    6 the limestone maze walkway in the grove 06

     

    The curvy Palm tree
    7 the curvy palm tree of the grove takaka 07

     

    Tree huggers
    8 tree huggers in the grove 08

     

    Rata vines go crazy in The Grove
    9 rata vines go crazy in the grove 09

     

    Inside of a Ponga Fern Tree along the loop track
    10 the inside of a ponga fern tree along the loop track in the grove 010

     

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    For the Animal Lovers Amongst Us – NZ Sheep Models

     

     

     

     

     

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    poogals

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    #1698814
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    lol love the poobaaas, Critic  😆  😆

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    Helicopter Trips 
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    Mt Maunganui Flight
    1 mt maunganui flight aerius helicopters 001

    Devil’s Staircase. Mayor Island
    2 devils staircase Mayor Island aerius helicopters 014

    Bird’s eye view of off-shore power boats
    3 offshore power boats aerius helicopters 008

     

    Bay of Plenty beach landing
    4 beach landing Bay of Plenty aerius helicopters 004

     

    Mayor Island
    6 Mayor Island Bay of Plenty aerius helicopters 003

     

    Motiti Island
    5 Motiti Island aerius helicopters 005

     

    White Island
    7 White Island Crater landing 07

     

     

     

     

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    #1700240
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    Thanks for that Critic- a FABULOUS photo – much appreciated 👍🌹

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    WAIHEKE ISLAND BEACHES

    With its own warm, dry micro-climate, blissful Waiheke Island has emerald waters lapping at the rocky bays on the island’s landward side and some of the best sandy beaches on its ocean flank. Waiheke beaches have long been a favorite escape for city dwellers and visitors alike – white sands, safe swimming, great fishing, coastal walking tracks …

    Waiheke’s scenic coastline boasts a diverse range of beautiful beaches.
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    Segway around the island
    3 SegWai Waiheke Segway Journey 03

     

    Oneroa
    Facing sunny north with clear water and white sand, Oneroa beach offers great swimming at all tides, large grass areas with barbeque facilities and swings. Body surfing possible when conditions allow. Within easy walking distance to the village.

    Little Oneroa
    A picturesque sheltered bay ideal for family swimming. Two barbeque areas and a large children’s playground. Body surfing possible when conditions allow. Beach store across the road.

    Shelly Beach
    Very sheltered spot that offers great high tide swimming – perfect for small children. Excellent beach when the northerly picks up.

    Sandy Bay
    Good for swimming at all tides with plenty of shade trees. Boat ramp.

    Enclosure Bay
    Fabulous swimming at high tide and the warmest water of all the bays. Shelly not sandy. Limited shade and small grass area. Excellent rock pools to explore at low tide.

    Beachfront View Enclosure Bay
    4 landscapegallery Beachfront Enclosure Bay Kitchen and View 04

    Palm Beach
    Facing sunny north with clear water and white sand Palm Beach offers great swimming at all tides and is a must to visit. Large grass areas, large children’s playground and two barbeque areas. Body surfing possible when conditions allow. Limited shade. Beach store and takeaways.

    Orca at Palm Beach

     

    Onetangi
    At two kilometers long, Onetangi is a fabulous walking beach as well as offering great swimming at all tides and another must to visit. Barbeque facilities and limited shade. Body surfing possible when conditions allow.

    01 Onetangi Pohutukawa 001

     

    Man O’War Bay
    Very tidal with great swimming at high tide. Large grass areas and good shade trees to escape from the sun. Close to the Man O’War tasting room.

    Man O’War Bay Winery
    6 man o war bay winery 06

     

     

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    #1700306
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    Hi vale019
    This might put a smile on your face 🙂
    Crackdown on Scooters

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    Gorgeous scenery Val….thanks many.

    Critic, for some who do not know all the birds in NZ, would you name them.  I notice this on the “Photography Thread” also.  One has to remember, people who are new to New Zealand or been gone a long time and also, those birds didn’t always hang out in their area.  Lovely picture.  Good chance for the massive bird watches in the world! Maybe bring them on down to NZ without the native/wildlife destruction.  (no more human waste) go the other way! Thanks a lot.

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