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We have created this blog to share articles of interest to us and our guests, as they pertain to Waimanu Lodge, Whangaroa Harbour community and ourselves personally. We are interested in all things nature has to offer – the sea, the countryside, birds, animals.  We are also very interested... Read More

Wairakau Stream/Lane Cove Walk

Lane Cove/Duke’s Nose upgraded walk Northland Age Trampers and campers who head into scenic Lane Cove, on Whangaroa Harbour, this summer will be greeted by a spruced-up trampers hut, with fewer weeds and a well-marked track to the Duke’s Nose (the Kaiara Rocks), thanks to the Department of Conservation... Read More

Whangaroa Foreshore Clean-Up Day

Today, a bunch of us got together with chainsaws, weedeaters, sprayers, brooms, loppers, rakes, rubbish bags, utes, a truck and set too and tidied up the foreshore from Ratcliffs Bay right round to the reserve on the other side of the Gamefish Club.  With so many hands at work... Read More

Kairara Rocks/Dukes Nose Hike

We did this hike in March of this year, leaving from Totara North.  Beautiful scenery along the track.  About 2hrs one way.  The Dukes Nose rock climb was not easy for me – I was right out of my comfort zone – but I did it.  The view from... Read More