Piha beach and Upper Nihotupu dam

Let’s have a look to some bright sides of Auckland. Us not liking Auckland does not mean it is a bad place at all πŸ™‚ You know how picky and spoilt we can get πŸ™‚

Dneska se podivame na svetlejsi stranky Aucklandu. To, ze se nam tu nelibi totiz neznamena, ze to je tu uplne spatny, zejo? Prece znate jak vybiravi a rozmazleni dokazeme byt πŸ™‚




Living in West Auckland brings some advantages, especially if you like nature. West coast has Waitakere ranges which offers heaps of beautiful walks and hikes through amazingly green scenery and its very very close from the city and even closer from our place πŸ™‚

Piha beach is one of them.
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View from the road

We’re bringing a gallery from this place which is only half an hour drive from our house!!

We’ve been there only twice and there is still so much more to discover! Radka was very lucky for a weather this Monday and finally climbed the iconic Lion rock and took more pictures from the lookout πŸ™‚

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Lion rock

It’s a shame that you can’t climb all way up, but it is still well worth it and easy πŸ™‚

We’ve connected our trip with a walk to Upper Nihotupu dam. It’s on the way to Piha and it’s a good track – doesn’t get too muddy during winter time and has a waterfall on the way to dam, but be warned – it’s a popular place and it can get crowded on weekends. However if you continue walking behind the dam you’ll be most likely alone and there is a chance to see an owl if you’re lucky like us πŸ™‚

We mixed up some photos into gallery from this place πŸ™‚

See you next time πŸ™‚

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To, ze bydlime v zapadni casti Aucklandu ma par vyhod – hlavne tech prirodnich πŸ™‚ Bydlime kousek od Waitakere ranges na zapdnim pobrezi, ktery nabizi radu vyletnich moznosti a objevovani zelenych kras tyhle oblasti.

Dneska vam v galerii pod clankem ukazeme plaz Piha a prehradu.

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vyhled ze silnice

Tahle plaz je hodne popularni pro Aucklandcany a neni se cemu divit – je nadherna a jenom pul hodiny jizdy autem od naseho baraku!! πŸ™‚

Clovek tu razem zapomene, ze je kousek od Aucklandu. Da se tu chodit vsude mozne okolo a obdivovat ikonicky Lion rock ze vsech uhlu πŸ™‚

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Lion rock

My jsme tu zatim byli jen dvakrat a pokazdy jsme objevili neco novyho. Rada mela v pondeli stesti na hezky pocasi a tak vylezla nahoru – je tam totiz stezka, ale bohuzel nevede az uuuplne na vrchol. Vyhled z vyhlidky od totemu je ovsem dostacujici πŸ™‚

Cestou na Pihu je u cesty parkoviste, kde zacina stezka na Horni Nihotupu prehradu a tam je to taky pekny πŸ™‚ Spousta zelene a dokonce vodopad po ceste. Velka vyhoda tyhle stezky je, ze i kdyz ted v zime hodne prsi, neni tam moc bahna. A kdyz je hezky pocasi a chut, da se pokracovat v chuzi i za prehradu. My tam potkali poprvy v zivote sovu volne v prirode!

Ahoj priste πŸ™‚

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