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... fish and chips which we ate on the ferry back to Paihia.
After freedom camping last night we decided to pay for a site tonight so that we could shower and charge up our camper etc. we paid a whopping 35NZ$ to stay at Bay of Islands Campervan Park which offered unlimited free wifi - a real novelty in NZ so we jumped at the chance.
We spent the evening uploading photos and catching up with family about the wedding the day before.
... nz/en/uniqu e-experiences/discover-the-bay/) that went out to Hole in the Rock Tuesday morning.
Tuesday’s plans went out the window when we were invited to go fishing very early in the morning by an Aussie couple that we’d met on board. I’d need to see if we could change that to the afternoon at some stage during the day.
Before that though it was Treaty Grounds time ...
... 8211; and due to the presence of many escaped convicts from the colonies was once known as the "Hell Hole of the Pacific". It’s the opposite now, a fairly dull place full of expensive shops and realtors, inhabited by identikit people from the cruise ships docked in the harbour. It does have the oldest licensed hotel in New Zealand though, The Duke of Marlborough (est. 1827) where we enjoy a pint in the sunshine before jumping back on the ferry over to Paihia. ...
... North to Cape Reinga, the Northernmost tip of New Zealand. We dropped off along the way to hit up a beach where there was a Green Peace Memorial to the Rainbow Warrior that Jade, who had recently been employed by Green Peace, was keen to see. The beach was beautiful and we did an awesome bush-whacking trek up the side of the mountain because we didn't bother looking up the public path 2 metres from the path we'd taken ... Fail. But we got an amazing view of these ...
... as the first 2 garages didn't stock the specific type we needed. 3rd time lucky and we got a new tyre in Whangarei. After a wasted morning, we continued North and made it to Paihia, the gateway to The Bay of Islands. After a stressful last 24 hours with Minty we decided to have a chill out day on the beach since the weather was great and felt almost tropical. We got our tour booked for the next day and then went for a bite to eat ...