Category: North Island

Friday November 11th, Auckland

As always, the last day is a bit weird. Everything is packed away and we still had the whole day before catching our flight. At breakfast we met a Belgian couple who arrived during the night and were about to

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Thursday November 10th, Auckland

A full day to visit the city. As we knew $6-9 /hour parking fee is normal in Auckland we just walked 200m and took the bus to the CBD. Aotea Square and Town Hall were the starting point of our

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Wednesday November 9th, Ahipara – Auckland

We had a long drive ahead of us as Auckland was 360 Km away taking the scenic route. After about an hour we arrived at the Rawene ferry for a 10 minute crossing. We took a short stroll around the

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Tuesday November 8th, Cape Reinga

The sun was out at 7 when we woke up, we had to prepare our own breakfast and be ready by 9 when Gary would pick us up in his 4×4 for a drive on 90 mile beach and Cape

Monday November 7th, Paihia – Ahipara

Before leaving Paihia we drove 2 Km to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where Maori and English signed the founding of New Zealand. We continued North to the Rainbow Warrior monument close to the place where French secret service sank the