Walking inside Kauri trees, sandboarding and driving a bus

Reported by Noah  The day we chose to go sandboarding it rained –  so not a good start. But we still had a good time on a Cape Reinga tour. First, we visited the ancient Puketi Kauri Forest with huge 500 year old Kauri trees.

Kauri staircase

Then, we stopped at the ancient Kauri Kingdom where I walked up a 45,000 yr old staircase inside a kauri tree.  Ancient Kauri wood is dug out of bogs and is the oldest wood in the world.

 Then we drove up to Cape Reinga, the most northern point of NZ. London is 18,029 km from this point.  We nearly got blown to London it was so windy. This is where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet and you can see this from the white foam. Also, it’s a very important place for Maoris because it’s where their souls jump off the edge to the afterworld.

Cape Reinga

The best bit of the trip was when the driver let me drive the bus along Ninety Mile Beach. I also tried sandboarding but the wind and rain  didn’t make it fun.


Driving the bus along 90 Mile Beach


About onebigfieldtrip

Mum and son round-the-world travellers.
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3 Responses to Walking inside Kauri trees, sandboarding and driving a bus

  1. Neil Lloyd says:

    All that driving practice since you were 3 has come in handy I see. Nice one!

  2. Jacqui says:

    Noah you are a most excellent reporter! Glad you guys are still having loads of fun … desperately trying to get back to Australia quickly so we can go whale watching!

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