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Paihia, Waitangi, Bay of Islands
Paihia, Waka, Waitangi
Take a journey in a traditional maori canoe (waka).
Paihia Jet Ski
Central beach in Paihia
There are many little bays in Paihia with sandy beaches and even many more islands - about 140, thus the name of the area - "Bay of Islands"
Excitor speedboat - Hole in The Rock adventure
Max. speed of the boat 45 knots.
Spirit of New Zealand tall ship
Hole in the Rock
Hole in the Rock. Onboard Excitor
Excited Alex ready to Rock in the Hole
I see this guy almost every morning... in the mirror. His red outfit wakes me up.
One of our pilots
Hole in the Rock surroundings
We've gone through the hole. Water on the other side of the Rock was boiling with fish feeding on the plankton brought here by currents. Sharks can be encountered here too.
We are near to enter that little cave on our big boat.
Approching the cave
It doesn't look small anymore.
Inside Cathedral Cave
The largest island in Bay of Islands. One of few islands (or may be the only one?) in Bay of Island where camping is allowed.
On the way back our pilots met some friends on a yacht
Looks like one of those America's Cup boats to me.
Many adventures start here.
Sand Castle Competition
That day there was a Sand Castle Competition in Paiha. The boy obviously started with the underground garage first.
King-Kong was certainly a favourite
King-Kong and his creators
In their own likeness.
Althogh King-Kong was dominating, there were some other creatures as well.
Treaty of Waitangi was signed here.
Waitangi Meeting House
The house was built in 1940 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Maori Poi Dance
Poi - a ball on a cord - was originally used by maori warriors to develop wrists strength and flexibility.
Maori war dance.
Jumping from the bridge
So much fun
No Jumping From Bridge
07.01.2006, Paihia, New Zealand