A post in pictures (and video) of our journey round the north island of New Zealand, starting with…
Our flight from Cairns,
and our arrival in Auckland.
Auckland kinda sucked, but we got to have some veggie brekkies (some assembly required),
some of us got new haircuts,
and we got to do laundry,
so it wasn’t a complete bust.
From there we headed north to Paihia, where sadly accidents can happen.
There was some interesting stuff in Paihia, including extreme bunnies,
award winning loos,
and last but not least, ten drummers drumming.
But we were there to go check out the cape, so off we went!
Our bus driver had his own unique style.
I got to do headstand no.49, eventually, after being photo-bombed in the process.
We went sand boarding,
then hit Ninety Mile Beach (which isn’t ninety miles long, lol).
On the way back we had some yummy chips,
and got to enjoy this fabulous sunset.
Next stop (after Hobbiton) was Taupo, where it rained a lot. But we had a brief respite in which we enjoyed autumn by the lake,
and also we ate some bizarre fruits,
which proved to be inadvisable, lol.
National Park (that’s the name of the village) was next.
We’d planned on doing a big hike to ‘Mount Doom’, but the weather had other plans. Still, we got to do a short walk up into the hills, where we enjoyed the view.
and where we discovered the many wonders of the New Zealand bush.
After Waitomo we hit New Plymouth, where a gorgeous sunset was enjoyed by all,
especially the Sudokubomber, lol.
And we had yet another fabulous meal at the Loving Hut.
And with yet another veggie burger pic, that’s it for my impressions of the North Island I’m afraid.
Next up; whale watching in Kaikoura, followed by some hippy yoga in nelson, and a rainy encounter with a glacier in Franz Josef.
Stay tuned! 😀