In the Maori language, “Aotearoa” translates to: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’. The rest of the world knows this place as New Zealand.

Made up into to two long thin islands, travelers find they are never more than a two-hour drive from the nearest shoreline.

New Zealand’s coastline can be described as both rugged or a pacific paradise. During the summer months however, every man, dog, and tourist head to the beach. Every coastal township comes alive with visitors; human, dolphin, or whale. Despite the summer throng, there are always opportunities to revel in the spirit of family, community, and nature living in harmony with one another.

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View from Cape Rienga
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Pohutukawa tree in flower, Tawharanui.
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Mangrove trees at high tide. Hokianga harbour.

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 Hauturu / Clark Island, Whangamata

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