Auckland Region

Since 2015 we live in Auckland, New Zealand. The city is surrounded by regional parks with rugged West Coast beaches, an abundance of waterfalls, and many hiking trails within a short drive of the city. Known as the City of Sails, it is a challenge to take a landscape photo that doesn't feature water.

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Kawhia

Kawhia is a small fishing village in the West Coast, not far from Waitomo Caves. I grew up near there, and visited first when I was at High School to stay on the Marae (Maori village). If you dig amongst the sand at low tide you can bathe in warm water pools. 

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