Karaka Tree Motel
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... eliminate freedom camping (which is what we did before) but as the cost of the campsites is quite expensive (even for just a hard standing - not even powered it can be £20 per person per night) we tried to avoid most of the campsites.
The reason for staying in Wellington was Brayan had been liaising with Phil who lives in Wellington, and organises the Cook Straits Swim. For those not in the know, The Cook Straits is one of the 7 big swims that ...
... visit to the city’s Botanic Gardens where the formal gardens were lovely. In Hamilton my Airbnb was right on the edge of the longest river in NZ - the Waikato. Again a lovely studio at the top of the hosts' house.
It was a 1.5hr drive back to Auckland to return my hired car, meet up with Rita to receive the car they provide for exchangees and then onto pick up June and Iain to drive up to Russell in the Bay of ...
... and then retired to our bed for a rest. I read my book as Scott took a nap. When he woke we went for nice long walk along the lake, took a quick dip and then feasted on some NZ made ice cream. It was delicious! After watching the sunset at around 9.30pm we wandered back to base, did some laundry then called it a night. It was still super noisy outside, but being a Sunday night- it was all over by 1am... So at least we got a few hours in! Goodnight from Lake ...
... our tandem divers and got kitted out in jump suits and silly hats and finally
headed over one by one to get into a small, bright pink plane. The 20 minute
flight up to altitude was phenomenal as it was a good day, you could see for
miles, even the snow topped cone of Mt Taranaki poking up through the clouds in
the far distance. Needless to say skydiving was absolutely incredible! With the
first few moments of freefall ...
... in the nice town of Ohakune it was time to head for the ferry to the South Island . We had to find a campsite as near to Wellington as we could . I drove in to the city for a look around and what a result, a motor home site next to the Ferry terminal. This mean's we could have a good look around the city and a nice night out before we sailed the next day. Wellington is a really nice city, one of my ...