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Waipu is a coastal town settled by Scottish pioneers over 150 years ago. Within easy reach, are five beaches of golden sands and good surf. For some of the services on offer check out the links below.
Activities include golf, kayaking, horse-trekking, fishing, bird-watching, swimming, diving, surfing, walking, caving. In Waipu itself there are two restaurants, one takeaways, two cafes, a local heritage musuem and most of the essential shops and services you should need .
Links to help plan your holiday Waipu Musuem - Heritage Centre and local Information Centre
www.waipumuseum.com Discover Waipu's rich heritage and Scottish origins.
www.breambay.co.nz Discover more on the Bream Bay area
www.newzealand.com Destination New Zealand. Official site of Tourism New Zealand.
www.nzonline.org.nz Useful guide to NZ


New adventure facilities in Northland
www.northlandnz.com Learn about the arrival of the first maori canoes to New Zealand and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
www.culturenorth.co.nz Culture North's Treaty of Waitangi Night Show Kayaking in the Waipu River Estuary
www.breambaycharters.co.nz For fishing charters or Dolphin/whalewatching in Bream Bay CARA * J from Bream Bay Charters at Marsden Point near Waipu


Waipu Golf Club Waipu Golf Club looking out to the Bream Bay Coastline and Whangarei Heads
http://www.waipugames.co.nz/ Information about the annual highland games held in Waipu every year  
www.diving.co.nz Diving trips to Poor Knights Islands  
www.airportrentals.com Comparing car rentals in NZ  
Top Ten UK web page  
www.gotournz.com Motorbike tours of NZ  
www.motorbiketours.co.nz Motorbike tours of NZ  
www.wima.org.nz Women's International Motorcycling Association  
www.towanda.org Women's motorbike tours of NZ  
www.rhinocarhire.co.nz Car rental throughtout NZ  
Car rental throughtout NZ  
www.acerentalcars.co.nz Car rental throughtout NZ  
www.discovery-carhire.co.nz Car rental throughtout NZ  
www.nzrentacar.co.nz Rental cars in NZ  
www.budget.co.nz Rental cars in NZ  
www.omegarentalcars.com Rental cars in NZ  

Comprehensive bus travel with comfort stops for the independent traveller

www.nakedbus.com Cheap bus travel without comfort stops for independent travel around NZ  
www.hakatours.com Guided Adventure Bus tours with accommodation and activities included  
www.aucklandairporthotels.com To find hotels near Auckland airport  

So how did a Maid of Kent, who had lived in London for 20 years, come to settle on the other side of the world in the small village of Waipu, New Zealand? Corralie Betts, owner operator of Zany's Haven Bed and Breakfast in Waipu New Zealand

Having been born on the south side of the River Medway that runs through Maidstone, Kent, England, that makes me a Maid of Kent. If I had been born on the northern side of the Medway I would be a Kentish Maid.

I always say that Waipu choose me as I did not make a conscious decision to immigrate to New Zealand. It happened more as part of the ebb and flow of just accepting the direction being offered. It all started merely as a holiday to visit my recently immigrated sister and her family in Amberley, South Island. Just before I left on that holiday of a lifetime I was made redundant for the fourth time so I decided to extend my trip for as long as I could.

My travels brought me to a friend's brother who had settled in Whangarei. He introduced me to Waipu and some new young businesses there. One of which offered me a holiday job. But it did not take long for me to fall in love with the Waipu Community and the good, supportive people here. Within a month of living in Waipu I realized I wanted to stay. So I applied for and was granted residency and now I'm here to stay. In February 2009 I attended my NZ Citizenship ceremony and am now the proud owner of a Kiwi passport.

                                                                                                                                        - Corralie February, 2009

The view from the top. Aerial views of Zany's Haven
Aerial view of Zany's Haven Bed and Breakfast in Waipu, Northland, New Zealand Zany Haven's Bed and Breakfast in Waipu New Zealand seen from above showing the rural views View of Zany's Haven Bed & Breakfast from above showing the road from Waipu Cove to Waipu and the river


Contact Corralie Betts
Phone +64 9 4321517
Mobile 027 658 5217