7 – 12 November, 2022

Day 1: Paihia – Waitangi – Kaikohe – Horeke

The beautiful Bay of Islands
Visiting Waitaingi Treaty Grounds – the biggest waka in the world
Getting ready for our first ride.

Day 2: Horeke – Kohukohu – Omapere

A lovely walk in the bush to see the Wairere Boulders.
Riverhead Villa, a beautiful restored home over looking the water.
Mangungu Mission – looking across the harbour.

Day 3: Omapere

Up at South Head learning about Kupe and his arrival in this area.
The group ready for cycling.
Guide from Manea – Footprints of Kupe Cultural Centre.
Giant Kauri in the Waipoua Forest at night.
Billy Boy explaining about the trees and forest

Day 4: Omapere – Kaikohe – Kawakawa – Russell

The sunny north wasn’t always blue skies but this morning it started well.
The remains of a train track cutting on the Kaihoke to Kawakawa Twin Coast Bike Trail.

Day 5: Russell – Kerikeri

Historic Russell
Shane explaining about Hone Heke on Flagstaff hill.
Jack printing the old fashioned way at Pompallier House
Northland storm flooding the local waterways.
And then the sun came out…

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