Four years of sitting
Te Puke Travel Blog› entry 29 of 31 › view all entries
January 24th, 2009 – by: goezi
Now it's 2009 and I'm preparing to move again. I've done great things with my house whilst I was here so i won't be selling it, just renting it out until I have more of a clue about my future needs.
The sad thing is that i haven't really felt that I've given Te Puke the best of myself. I didn't get involved in the place at all. Yeah, okay, I did perform in one stage-play back in 2005 but very little else.
I had plenty of Couchsurfing travelers streaming through my place and I took them out and about to show them what the area has to offer but if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have found that out myself, I'm sure.
Here's a few shot from the place anyway. Those who know it as the "Kiwifruit Capital of the World" will recognize a few shots perhaps.
It's big Kiwifruit slice earned the town a spot on the NZ edition of Monopoly but there is more to the place than the fluffy fruit we've all come to rely on so much.
Close to the beaches of the Bay of Plenty and surrounded by native bush and regionals parks that we can freely enjoy by taking advantage of the many bush walks.
A slowish pace; Great cafes; Easy shopping; and straddling State Highway 2 which runs from Tauranga to Rotorua or Whakatane. Te Puke just has to be explored properly.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!