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... her aging parents. Did we mention New Zealanders are friendly? Claire fixed us up with a Suzuki Swift, gave us good advice on visiting the Northland, as the top half of the North Island is called, and bade us farewell with a hearty "good holidays."
We quickly put Auckland behind us (we've been to New Zealand twice before and had spent several days exploring Auckland, but had never gone north of the nation's largest city). We followed Route 1 for an ...
... and except for a geocaching log saying “Don’t look, Ethel” we wouldn’t have known.
It was off down to Ruakaka by car after that to find a cache we had seen on our way to church, as well as a few others. A good haul today!
After tea we took in the awning, put on the stone guard ready for a quick getaway in the morning as we don’t know what Easter Monday traffic will be like.
Tea = BBQ steak, chips, ...
... and then to take a swim with them in the slightly cool but tolerable water. When I first entered the water and started swimming away from the boat, I had two curious critters come up to check me about. They were about a metre away from me! The tour went on for several hours and we got back in the water again to swim with a different pod of dolphins. But the definite highlight for me was that first encounter with those two dolphins who came so close.
... roll for Christmas dinner. I still cant quite decide whether this was better than staying at a hostel or not. sam goes to bed at 10 and i speak with bro and family and managed to catch up with stu for the first time since we went our separate ways. i finish chatting on Facebook and go to sleep at ...
... to the Whangarei (pronounced fong-ger-Ray) falls. They were amazing !! We walked across the bridge and ended up near some rolling hills, aunty Tia mentioned we all looked like telly tubbies in our duck down jackets so Ellis, Pippi, Lily and I made a fake video clip doing their old show introduction, it was so fun, but we nailed it! After this we filled up with petrol and headed off on a 60km drive up to Bay of Islands. The road was so winding and the last 14km was just turn ...
Other places to stay in Whangarei
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $133
Waverly St., Onerahi, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92
35 Otaika Rd, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $96
260 Kamo Rd., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92
54 Otaika Road, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $64
2 Bank St., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $43