Howick Motor Lodge
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... no luck, and searched everything we could think of. Then I said we may have to go back to farm work, and it reminded Laura of Helpx, something our friends at the Lodge had done. So funnily enough we applied for 4 jobs and rung one person. The person we rang we got the job from and drove straight up, and when I next checked our emails we had 4 replies! So a 100% success rate, I wish we’d of used the site earlier! When we found out we had got work it was such a relief. ...
... let me stay with them for my remaining time in New Zealand so I still got the local insight. We walked a bit around Auckland, went to a small town which was littered with coffee shops and drove to the top of One Tree Hill, so named because it used to have one tree growing at the summit. From here there were some smashing views of ...
... br> peer beach spot. I got all my equipment out and relaxed for a little bit and
got some worms out of the ground, then bated the hook an threw it in while it
was in waiting for a fish I grabbed some food out. Half way through the lunch I
got a little bite on the line and started reeling it in and I had finally
caught a fish. I had caught some other people that were fishing, I asked the if
I could eat this type of fish and they said YES so ...
... on the way to Rotorua, with one stopping off at Hobbiton (scene of The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit films). In spite of not having watched any of the films, I went along as I didn't want to be left out of any of the fun! I have to confess that most of it went over my head, but I made sure I took photos of each of the 44 Hobbit holes just in case they become important when I watch the films! It was good, but I would have got so much more from it if I had watched the films ...
... and pool where we finally had half a day to chill out.
The next day we drove up to cape tribulation via Port Douglas. We walked around more of the national parks and it felt very authentic walking in the rainforests as it rained down on us (ohhh and yes of course, more mosquitoes, grrrrr).
When back in Cairns we booked a replacement sailing trip to the great barrier reef, this time we would spend more time diving seeing the beauty of the corals ...