Otorohanga Kiwi House and Waitomo Caves

On Saturday 19 March 2016, a group of 6 (2 Japanese, 1 Colombian, 1 French, 1 Korean and myself) set off at 8.3O am from Auckland Institute of Studies and headed for the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Waitomo Caves.  Continue reading Otorohanga Kiwi House and Waitomo Caves

Piha and Karekare

On Saturday 12 March 2016, a small group of 7 (1 from France, 1 from Colombia, 3 from Japan, 1 from Korea and myself) left Auckland Institute of Studies at 10am and headed for Auckland’s west coast. We stopped at Lynnmall for food, which we took with us for a picnic, on the way and arrived at Piha at approximately 11.15am. Continue reading Piha and Karekare

Bethells Beach

On Thursday 4 February 2016, a group of AIS students (3 from Thailand, 1 from France, 1 from Colombia, 3 from Japan, 1 from Korea, 2 from China and 1 from Taiwan) and I left AIS at 2.30pm and went to Bethells Beach in west Auckland. It is also known by its Maori name Te Henga. Continue reading Bethells Beach

Waitomo Caves and Otorohanga

On Saturday 21 November 2015 a group of 7 students from Auckland Institute of Studies (5 from Korea, 1 from China and 1 from Japan) joined me on a tour to Otorohanga and Waitomo. The day was warm but rainy. Continue reading Waitomo Caves and Otorohanga