Karikari Peninsula is renowned for its amazing white sandy beaches and bays such as popular Maitai Bay.
Introducing our new Expedition Earth team member, a 2020 Jeep Rubicon Gladiator. Named after the Siberian who led us across the frozen tundra of Russia's Yamal Peninsula, we have called him ROMAN. While we wait for borders to reopen around the world, we will be using Roman for local adventures until he can join Gunther on global expeditions.
On the northern end of 90 Mile Beach lie the giant sand dunes of Te Paki. Down the riverbed and behind the thick shrub, we found ourselves exploring landscapes we never knew existed in New Zealand. Te Paki was once its own island disconnected from the mainland. Over millions of years, sand built up from volcanic activity elsewhere in New Zealand, and the dunes were created.
Situated in the far north of the country with beautiful sandy beaches, plenty of history and no shortage of land and water activities sits the popular tourist destination, Paihia. With Waitangi directly to its north, Russell across the shore by ferry and situated only 23 kilometres south-east of Kerikeri (the largest town in Northland) Paihia makes an ideal spot for tourists with…