City Guide

Land of the Endless Lefts

On the west coast of the North Island lies Raglan, a sleepy surf town with a old town feeling renown for it’s surf. Downtown Raglan is inland set on the harbor, with Wainui Road leading ~ 15 minutes out to Manu Bay and Whale Bay for seemingly endless point breaks. Shaun had been looking forward to coming to Raglan for a long time!

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Kia Ora! Introduction to New Zealand

New Zealand! Part 1 of our adventure has ended (Australia) and we’re embarking on Part 2 in NZ – starting in Auckland. We only spent 3 days in the cosmopolitan center and we spent a fair amount of time exploring, despite the torrential weather.

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Exploring Coolangatta

Coolangatta is the southernmost point of the Gold Coast, right on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The area maintains it’s small beach town feeling despite the several high-rise complexes that line the coast. Cooly is home to a handful of scenic beaches and iconic surfbreaks – including Snapper Rocks, D-Bah, Greenmount and Kirra.

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Cronulla’s Hidden Gem

Collecting seaglass might only be an American trend (??) because we were the only two people gasping at the vast amount of perfectly tumbled seaglass covering a secret beach’s coastline.

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The Streets of Surry Hills

The Sydney suburb full of trendy young people.

Surry Hills, as described by the Airbnb neighborhood guide: “Cool places and cooler people comprise one of Sydney’s coolest neighborhoods.” The streets are lined with cafes, each creatively competing to be more unique than the one next door. Boutiques full of knick knacks and perfectly disarrayed decor. The nightlife consists mostly of speakeasy-themed bars or converted warehouses.

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Along The Central Coast: Terrigal

Luckily this is our first week that we have a car, because the coast here is lined with point after point and each miniature bay/cove is another cute town, upon another cute town…

Our first day in Avoca, we drove to Terrigal (roughly 3 miles north)

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