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We initially wanted to visit the dunes on North Head, but due to timing issues, that wasn't available. Instead, our i-site hostess gave us three alternative activities... all of which we did... and we had a wonderful day.
There were good maps and information, although...More
You have to stop in Opononi anyway, if only for the view of the giant sanddunes on the other side.
Nice staff, lots of information.
We learnt about the Kauri forest and the different walks.
With this information we easily found our way.
In New Zealand and Australia every little village has a Visitor and Information Center. It is a very nice gesture towards all the tourist that are flooding New Zealand these days and they are a great help for travelers.
That goes for Hokianga Center as...More
Today we stopped at the visitor center and had the chance t meet Liz who was tremendously helpful. We couldn't find any hotel room in Opononi and she found a lovely Bed and Breakfast a little bit out of town for us. She also recommended...More