The Volcanic Region a Thermal Wonderland
Cat drove again when we left Poverty Bay and headed towards the centre of the North Island to the volcanic regions of Rotorua and Taupo. On the way, through this crazy road skirting a gorge all the traffic was being stopped by the police as there had been loads of serious accidents on the road caused by fatigued. Cat was breathalised and passed!They had a little rest area set up and were giving...
Hawkes Bay and Poverty Bay
After leaving Wellington, we headed up the east coast of the North Island, our first stop was the town of Hastings. We just stayed one night as there wasn’t a lot to see or do. In the morning we had a look around the little cute town of Havelock North before we headed up to the top of Te Mata Peak. From the top, the views were magnificent. Out over Hawkes Bay coastline and over to the Kaweka...
Wellington, New Zealand
We got to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital later in the afternoon, we were staying in a camp site in the suburb of Hutt City just around the harbour from the city centre. We had a drive around to the lovely area called Eastbourne and which had some lovely views out over the harbour and of Somes Island (a nature reserve in the middle of the harbour). It was a trendy little place with...
West Coast, New Zealand
After leaving Auckland the day after the disappointing quarter final we headed south west. A hundred and a bit kilometres on and we stopped in a place called Hamilton. A pretty place, we sat and had lunch next to the lovely Hamilton park and Lake Rotoroa. We then went and took some photos of the Riff Raff statue in the town centre, it’s there because Richard O’Brien, the creator of The...
Northland New Zealand
We picked up our Campervan on friday, it was older and a bit tattier than we’d expected, especially because of the amount of money it cost us to rent but never mind, we’ll make do. Filled up on loads of food and headed just a little way up the coast to Orewa and checked into a Top 10 Holiday Park. Orewa was a lovely little town and the campsite was right on the beach which was gorgeous...