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... shop, we dander ed round to Sky City and the massive UFO looking tower. Now, if it weren't for the weather, I was going to gear up for the Skywalk, but Connor wasn't so keen. To be fair, when we walked around the tower there were several unnerving holes in the ground. 'Evidence', as Connor pointed out. Feeling peckish we sidestepped the dodgy looking photo shoot going on, into a pub called The Vulture. Connor had a burger the size of his head and a pretty good ...
... went with the company 'Jucy'. No
cheaper or more expensive than any of the other middle of the range
campers really by the time you consider GPS, additional drivers,
insurance, time of year, where pick up and drop off is etc. We just
thought that there were so many around in OZ that they must be a
pretty good company. And they were...ish. On arriving to pick our
camper up, the staff were very laid back...providing a cool
atmosphere but also ...
... to the camper pick up site. The second camper, although being comfier than maggie, it just isn't maggie. Ah well there's always time to change my mind I suppose! Having said that, there's a lot more room when we're driving. We can actually sit in the car without our arms touching. Incredible! It's even got an electric door! Can't get any better than this surely? In essence, the car is just like a people carrier apart from it's got 5 seats and a very large boot, as well as ...
... waves in the sea, we cooled of tackling the waves.
We spent a few days at the 'gap flat' where the school is, but being theEaster break the facilities are a play ground for the gap year students. I played squash 5 days in a row, quite a marathon and somehow even without playing in 7 months won 3-2. It was great to relax with so many familiarfaces on the other side of the world.
Heading north we stayed in Paihia at the bay of islands. These few days were a highlight while ...
... in the sea where we jumped all the waves but Nicola and Beth got dragged under by a big one which was so funny. After that Nicola went Kayaking in the sea with some people from our bus and the others went for a walk which felt like a trek to Cathedral cove where there was a beautiful beach. We then got fish and chips back at the hostel and chatted to people from the bus. On Wednesday we had an early start and made our way to Waitimo. In Waitimo we went to the ...