The country of New Zealand has so much to offer, but I’ve found that people don’t know much about my country, which is why I’ve decided to dedicate an entire blog series to my travels in this great land. There will be no rhyme or reason to how I organize the blogs. It will be just my camera, my adventures, and me letting you into this beautiful world we call New Zealand.  If you missed out the part 1 and part 2, here is the part 3:) Don’t forget to check it all. And today we are featuring Paihia.

 

Paihia

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For some rest and relaxation, we decided to take a mini holiday to Paihia, the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands. While you can relax at Paihia, the place is definitely for those who love water sports. Spend the day kayaking, swimming with dolphins, or simply swimming in the refreshing blue waters. We stayed at the Paihia Beach Resort where we were able to relax but also get active. As for food, be sure to check out Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack (The ribs!) and 35 Degrees South Restaurant where you can eat like you are on vacation.

 

Ps: The best and biggest rib shack I ever had!

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At 35 degrees south restaurant

 

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Love the swimming pool at Paihia beach resort 

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And here are some beautiful landscape photos I took on the road to Paihia (below)

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Auckland Arts Festival

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Auckland is such an amazing city with so much culture. The Arts Festival is probably my favorite festival that the city hosts with amazing New Zealand and international artists and performing arts. My favorite exhibition so far was the Carabosse Fire Garden, a traveling installation that has graced the rest of the world with its fiery flames. French alchemists Carabosse transformed Auckland’s Domain into a beautiful flame filled world. As you walk through, you are greeted with a mesmerizing landscape like you’ve never experienced. While it’s not in Auckland anymore, see if you can catch it in your local city.

 

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Being Continued 

 

Have you been to Paihia? What are your favourite places in Auckland? You can leave comments below.