Bay of Islands – Day 2

The afternoon of the storm was very wet and windy but by the evening the sun was out so we took a walk along the waterfront over to the Waitangi treaty grounds which is where the Europeans signed the treaty with the Maori in 1840.

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We could have walked further – along a path within the Waitangi treaty grounds to Haruru Falls but we decided to leave visiting the falls to the next day.

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Not far from Haruru falls is another falls called Rainbow falls which not too surprisingly had a rainbow.

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From Rainbow falls we drove to Kerikeri which has an area with some of the original buildings from the 1800’s. We stopped in at the Honey House Cafe.

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Next door is New Zealand’s oldest surviving stone building and across the river is a recreated Maori village. Here are a few shots taken around the area.

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Next stop – lunch at the Marsden Estate Winery – fabulous food and great wine.

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Tomorrow we are taking a ferry over to the town or Russel.

 

 

 

 

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