Kayaking Refuge

“Whale Island, in the Bay of Plenty is roughly 15km long by 5km wide with a central dome that reaches 354m,” describes Keith Austin in a travel piece for The Australian. “Not that this is going to trouble us, because it’s a wildlife refuge and nobody is allowed to set foot here without permission.” On the water with tour company KG Kayaks, Austin writes: “Rounding the western edge of the island into quieter waters past a sacred Maori midden, a meeting with a beautifully scarlet-billed oystercatcher and then a finish at Sulphur Beach which, as the name suggests, meets the nose before the eye.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…