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Continuation to Paihia tour

Discussion in 'Travel' started by kanthaeikon, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. kanthaeikon

    kanthaeikon Gold IL'ite

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    Waitangi – Noisy or weeping river 3km NW of Paihia. Yes this Monday was “Waitangi day” – It was in 1840 that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British crown.
    So we had been there for this celebrations.
    We have seen three falls
    HARURU FALLS – Cascades down into the Waitangi River . These falls are off the beaten track, but are an excellent place for a picnic .
    A WORLD FAMOUS TOILET (I am not joking) AT KAWAKAWA
    This information taken from Website: Frederick Hundertwasser, Kawakawa toilet, Bay of Islands, New Zealand - Bay of Islands Travel Information Network
    In 1998 the Kawakawa Community Board was looking to upgrade 40-year-old toilet facilities in the central township, and Hundertwasser offered a solution from his design palate. To Hundertwasser, a toilet is very special because you meditate in a toilet. Like a church. "The similarity is not so far fetched" - he says. His concept was adopted and, with the artist personally lending a hand in construction supervision, including the provision of materials from his own studio. Hundertwasser was in fact more involved in construction than he was in the world-renown Hundertwasser House apartments project in Vienna.
    THERE ARE LOT OF WEBSITES AVAILABLE FOR THIS “KAWAKAWA TOILET”

    KERIKERI - If you want to try some freshly picked luscious fruit such as oranges kiwifruit, mandarins or persimmons it is in Kerikeri it is a fruit basket of Northland.

    KAURI TREES- Kauri ( pronounced "kah-oo-ree") is a type of pine tree belonging to one of the most ancient families of trees. Kauri's ancestors were to be found between 100 to 200 MILLION years ago. Tane Mahuta ( which means God of the Forest) is believed to be 2000 years old. It is part of a protected Kauri forest.

    Will be continued by a "visit to chocolate factory"
    kantha
     

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    blessbabydust IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey ... you have taken me to the place without flight and ticket
     
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    sritas Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Beautiful photos in both the threads and it is very surprising to note that in toilet too people meditate...............learning new things every day from our global network.
     
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    ArunaRSanthosh Platinum IL'ite

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    the water fall is amazing..
     
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    Nice snaps!! Thanks for the info :)
     
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    satchitananda Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hahahahaha Jilloo. What he probably was that the sense of nirvana one can get there is equal to nothing else on earth. :rotfl

    Very nice pictures. Nice to see you are enjoying yourself seeing some lovely places.
     

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