The Kiwi Experience – Paihia, New Zealand (Day 1)

I didn’t have/make enough time on tour to keep the site updated with travels, but I would like to document some of the experience here. To do that, I am going to update the site retrospectively. The goal is to update the site each day for a day that I was on tour. Today, starts with the first day.

Leaving on August 17, 2009, we headed to the Bay of Islands.


We stayed in a small resort town called Paihia. A beach runs along the entire town and an abundance of shells can be found along the beach. Anyone coming to New Zealand, I would highly recommend making your way up to Paihia. It is a great place to relax. If you are on a budget, there are many places where you can work part-time for your accommodation and possibly some food thrown in too.


Some of the group went on a dolphin watching cruise and to see the Hole in the Rock. I decided to stay back in town and do some grocery shopping and walk along the beach. I have seen dolphins before and sometimes it’s hard for me to get g’d up about geological formations.


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