While I was walking from Paihia to Waitangi I noticed a group of people near the bridge who were gathering shellfish in the sand. It is difficult to know sometimes where you can find shellfish in the sand so I thought it might be interesting to document this observation. I am not sure what type of shellfish they are gathering but it is likely to be either pipis, cockles or tuatua. You will need to check the regulations on the daily limit per person for shellfish.
- Arts and Culture
- Food and Dining
I went to Vienna in yer 2003, and saw the famous Hundertwasser onion domed houses. And also there is the Opera Toilets as well. Coming to New Zealand to Bay of Islands, you MUST really come to see this famous Austrian architect work...yes - another toilet.
Hundertwasser spent the last 20 years of his life living in the north of New Zealand in a small town called Kawakawa in the Bay of Islands.
This is a public toilet...free to use...unlike in Vienna.
Long white sandy Beach
This is not so much 'exclusive' local knowledge, but in contrast to the grey pebbley beaches of Russell and Paihea, call a taxi or walk over the fairly steep hill, in russell and follow the top rd to the left and you will make your way down to 'long beach' which is about 400m long with fine sand, good snorkelling around the rocks and quite nice for swimming - there is no shops, so you will have to bring your own food - but it is one of the nicest spots in Russell - theirs a nudist beach at the far end if thats your thing, but it gets pretty cold in winter. if you are desperate for a surf their is sometimes a bit of a wave, but this is a rarity - otherwise it really is good!
- Diving and Snorkeling