Having had our fill of Waitomo’s Caves, we headed to Rotorua which was about 2 hours away. Rotorua is basically the ‘Queenstown’ of the North Island and the hub for a great number of activities such as zorbing and bungee jumping etc. We had other plans! I’d seen an advert for a Canopy Tour, which […]Read more "Day Forty-Two & Forty-Three – Rotorua"
Waitomo is not a big place, and I think it’s probably only the cave systems and the “glow-worms” found within, that really enable it to survive. There seems to be only tourists here and some services like camp sites, restaurants and a couple of cafe’s. Yesterday we had checked in with the ‘Legendary Black Water […]Read more "Day Forty-One – Black Water Rafting in Waitomo, and fluorescent poo…"
Laura Letts Blog Take-Over Days: Oakura, where we stayed last night has a surf shop called Vertigo and from the shop they offer surf lessons. We had provisionally booked in a lesson for 9.30am today, however when we woke up and looked out the window (we’re on the beach) the sea was calm. So calm […]Read more "Day Thirty-Eight, Thirty-Nine & Forty – Surfing….eventually!"
Laura take-over day on the blog. Taranaki is the home of Kiwi Surf and almost every road off of Highway 45 leads towards a surf beach, and hence this road from Hawera to New Plymouth has been named the ‘Surf Highway’. Today was spent driving the surf highway, stopping along the way in Opinaka, where […]Read more "Day Thirty-Seven – The Surf Highway"
Our time in the South Island has come to an end and today we had a drive from Motueka to Picton in order to catch our ferry across to the North Island. We’d pre-booked so had a deadline which we hadn’t considered to be an issue, but due to a lot of road works that […]Read more "Day Thirty-Five & Thirty-Six – Farewell to the South Island"
We woke up to the sun streaming through the skylight in the van. It looked to be a beautiful day which was good as we were off to see the Abel Tasman National Park. Our bus was due to pick us up early, so we only had a few minutes to kit up and thankfully […]Read more "Day Thirty-Four – Abel Tasman National Park"
The storm has passed Greymouth when we wake but it was still overcast. We hit the road bound for Nelson, which is the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, but also quite a big city. After a couple of days travelling Laura is keen to do a workout so we find a gym in […]Read more "Day Thirty-Two & Thirty-Three – Workouts, Walks and Chinese Food"