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How to Get Surprised by a 2,000 Year Old Tree – Tane Mahuta

How to Get Surprised by a 2,000 Year Old Tree – Tane Mahuta

We had heard rumblings about something called a Kauri Tree. And in particular Tane Mahuta – the poppa bear of all Kauri trees. We heard these trees were the giants. We heard they were majestic. Sounded cool…….but they’re trees. Probably not cool enough to go out of our way for, right? Right. But fortunately for us Tane Mahuta happened to be standing (almost) right in our way on the drive down from Cape Reinga so we
Lessons Learned on 90 Mile Beach

Lessons Learned on 90 Mile Beach

While traveling (especially in a campervan) each day is an adventure, and each adventure is jam packed with new experiences. The days no longer blend together and each is a collection of distinct memories. Some memories are more noteworthy than others but the very best (or maybe unforgettable) ones combine excitement, novelty, hospitality, and of course, a little (or a lot) of stupidity! On this particular day that we will likely never forget, Chris and I