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Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Piha

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Piha, New Zealand is what happens when the world's surfers get together and dream about a place.  It is 200% water - from the ocean that fronts it, to the mist-laden rainforest at its back.  In November, it is a clammy-damp.  Nothing a little fleece can't handle.

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There are tidal pools to be explored.  Waves to watch.  Hills to climb.

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And a great nature/Maori culture visitors center at the entrance to the area.

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It's a 45 minute drive from Auckland, on fairly twisty roads.   There was a tasty cafe at the base of the hill. A nice daytrip when still recovering from a long flight. 
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Posted in All Ages : Infant : Sept.-Nov. : South Pacific by Fran W. at 11:52 AMPermalink

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