Next stop – Bay of Islands

Scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking and relaxing! Oh, and the small thing of a tropical cyclone! We didn’t get to dive Poor Knights Island due to Cyclone Pam but we managed to dive HMNZS Canterbury.Our first wreck dive and first dive in NZ! All in all a great dive. We swam through the wreck and even made a phone call on the old telephone left on the boat (making for some amusing photo opportunities!) We also headed up to Cape Reigna, which was stunning and whistle stopped at some lovely beaches along the way. Heaps of photos and I really tried to scale them down!

Walking through the mangroves

Walking through the mangroves

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Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga

Te Paki sand dunes

Te Paki sand dunes

Matai Bay

Matai Bay

Matai Bay

Matai Bay

Heading out to dive - saw some dolphins :-)

Heading out to dive – saw some dolphins 🙂

More dolphins (or probably the same ones..)

More dolphins (or probably the same ones..)

Urupukapuka Island (try saying that one after a few beers!)

Urupukapuka Island (try saying that one after a few beers!)

Heading out to dive HMNZS Canterbury

Heading out to dive HMNZS Canterbury

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking

A bit more hiking

A bit more hiking

And some more hiking!

And some more hiking!

View from our room in Tutukaka, something I could get used to!

View from our room in Tutukaka, something I could get used to!

Whale Bay

Whale Bay

Whale Bay

Whale Bay

Watching the waves kick up after Cyclone Pam came through

Watching the waves kick up after Cyclone Pam came through

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This is, in fact, a toilet!

This is, in fact, a toilet!

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“Hi, Mum”

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