Te Rere o Noke / Dawson Falls

Andrew and Suzie (our Couch Surfing hosts) recommend we visit Te Rere O Noke (Dawson Falls) on the slopes of Mt Taronake on our way to Whanganui. Te Rere o Noke drop 18m off a cliff formed by volcanic activity thousands of years ago. A hiking trail leads through a fantasy like forest with gnarled…

Oaonui to Whanganui

Our stay with Andrew amd Suzie has been so relaxing. The past two nights have felt like we were staying with relatives, not strangers who opened their home and lives to us. We’ve played with their big boofy dog, petted their cats, shared meals, swapped storied and watched some tele.  I’m almost sad our stay…

New Plymouth

The artsy town of New Plymouth is the only large town on the west coast of the Taranaki region. It’s little more than a village but the distinction between city, town and village is broad here in New Zealand with its tiny national population. Len Lye Gallery Len Lys was a post modern artist from New…