A Feast for your Senses – Whakatāne’s Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today I aim to tackle the full 16-kilometre loop of the Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway that takes you from Whakatāne to Ōhope beach and back again. Many opt to walk portions of the track but I’m feeling confident that, fuelled with a breakfast crêpe from delightful French café l’Epicerie, I’ll take the whole length [...]

  • A rare vagrant visitor to our shores from Australia - a glossy ibis

Wairau Lagoons Walkway

May 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Wairau Lagoons cover an area of 2400 hectares of wetland and salt marshes, on the Pacific coast just to the east of Blenheim. The lagoons have formed over thousands of years behind an eight kilometre-long boulder bank created from gravel and stones washed up the coast by sea currents. Water from the surrounding hills [...]