"Visit Whakatane, on the North..." New Zealand Favorite Tip by MosaicKT

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Favorite thing: Visit Whakatane, on the North Island. I took this picture of nearby coastline while hiking along cliffs, lush with vegetation. When I found a path down to the water, I was greeted with a secluded, shell-covered (literally covered . . . there was no sand, only shells!) beach.

Also, from Whakatane, you can take a boat out to sea (in my case, with Dolphins Down Under - http://www.dolphinswim.co.nz/) to swim with the dolphins! The day I went, we encountered a school of about fifty dolphins! I was so thrilled, I never had time to think about how freezing cold the water actually was!

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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