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Totaranui Travel Blog

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After driving along the dirt track to Totaranui, we parked the car and headed off to the beautiful beach. the weather was perfect with not a cloud in the sky. we waited on the beach for our pre-booked water taxi and at 3pm climbed aboard and sped along the stunning Abel Tasman coastline. As we approaced Tonga beach, we circled Tonga island and spotted a few seals sunbathing on the rocks and swimming in the crystal clear water.

We were dropped at Tonga and walked alond the winding path up into the tree line then down again to the beach until we reached Onetahuti beach and campsite. Here we set up tent and then went exploring around the area. We later ran into the sea up to the thigh but chickened out of a swim as the water was a touch on the chilly side despite the heat of the day.

The evening was very mild as we played cards and cooked up some grub on our little camping stove. we sat on the beach to watch the sunset and enjoyed the warm sea breezes. This place is paradise, well except the sandflies, and we can't believe that my November birthday was celebrated with such a warm sunny day! perfect.

 

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totaranui beach
totaranui beach
Tonga island
Tonga island
Onetahuti beach
Onetahuti beach
Totaranui
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