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Te Paki Sandboarding - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure New Zealand
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Far Northland, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 Day Trip / Weekend Getaway During these winter months, we're probably all thinking and dreaming about warmer north places. At least here in New Zealand. Unfortunately, it's not always possible to take a long break and travel to those countries and places that are currently under
Gannet Colony Muriwai Beach - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Beaches
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Auckland's West Coast Beaches, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 Day Activity Continuing with the Auckland's West Coast Beaches further north from Piha, I put together all the interesting facts and activity ideas for the remaining beaches. Anawhata Beach Anawhata Beach sits just north of Piha Beach. On Piha Road take a right turn
Piha Beach Auckland Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Beaches
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Auckland's West Coast Beaches, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 Day Activity Think black sand. Think rugged landscape, vast ocean, rough winds, endlessness. Imagine the most beautiful sunsets, long walks, sense of freedom and belonging all at once. Beaches can evoke many feelings in people. They can bring back memories or give birth to
Coromandel Walkway Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Hiking and Climbing
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Coromandel Coastal Walkway, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Weekend Getaway The Coromandel Peninsula offers some amazing activities. There's a reason it's packed during summer days when many Aucklanders take a long break and switch to vacation mode. The Coromandel Peninsula is located just far and remote enough to make you feel special when
Hanauma Bay Hawaii Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure North America
Hawai'i might be the destination you've been dreaming about for a while, especially if you've been contemplating an escape from long winter blues in the Southern Hemisphere. Direct flights from Auckland to O'ahu make this tropical paradise easily accessible. While exploring O'ahu and Maui Islands, I gathered some definite must do's and few don'ts that I
Storm Traveling Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Travel
We all know that feeling when our travel or vacation plans seem to go downhill. Pouring rain. Cold. Thunderstorm. Snow. Hail. Blizzard. It's finally our turn to take that time off work and responsibilities, and now it gets all ruined because of bad weather. It can happen whether you're planning your trip half a year
Mt Te Aroha Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Hiking and Climbing
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mt Te Aroha, Waikato region, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day trip Daily challenges that I create for myself are sometimes the only thing that gets me outdoors and moving. It becomes even easier when there is another mountain or peak in question. One day trips to such places have pluses and
Mt Manaia Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Beaches
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Whangarei Heads, Northland region, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day trip / Overnight stay There are few special places in everyone's life where things seem more real and closer to that peace we're all searching in our everyday. One of such places for me here in New Zealand is Whangarei Heads. First time