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... in Australia, we opted for the minimal insurance policy and they took a gut wrenching NZ$3000 bond from Dave's credit card. After a quick spin on the side streets to get used to the automatic, Dave nonchalantly pulled out onto the motorway with the entire trips budget weighing on his Police trained driver's hands. We shot up north to the Bay of Islands on a recommendation from one of ...
... ate our evening meal.We will be visiting Russel town again tomorrow, when we take the short 10 minute walk to the waterfront from our campsite to board another boat for a day trip! I can’t believe I have let Mike talk me into another boat trip after Cairns! It is actually filling me with dread if I’m honest. If I get there in the morning and there is even a hint of a wave, I will be out of there quicker than a Kangaroo running away from Alice!
... into the I-site at the end of the pier.
On the way home I noticed that the place that rented kayaks and catamarans also hired a self-guided motor boat for half and full days bad agreed that this sounded great as opposed to taking some Fuller cruise that would be packed with people. I went old school and stopped at the pay phone on the way home to get more info. When we returned home the kids ...
Kyle and I woke up this morning at 6 am, packed our bags, and went to the bay. We caught a 7:30 ferry to Rangitoto Island. Rangitoto is a barren island where nobody lives, lava rock is everywhere, and the vegetation resembles that of a rain forest. We hiked to the summit, hiked through some caves formed by flowing lava, and saw the crater of the actual volcano. After the caves we ...
We took a tender from the ship at 7:45 am to Waitangi Wharf where we met our Maori guide, then boarded a bus that took us first to Kerikeri, well known for its citrus orchards including, kiwi, apples and avocados.
Kerikeri is located on the Northland region referred to as the "cradle of the nation" because much of New Zealand's earliest interactions between the Maori and Europeans took place here.
Anglican missionaries arrived ...
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