The Krystal Maze!
Trip Start Aug 14, 2012
39Trip End Aug 13, 2013
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So we left The Mount and went across to the bridge to Tuaranga. The lady in the I site told us there wasn't much to do here, how informative! We went to our campsite which had more hot pools and relaxed for the afternoon. The following morning we had decided to go to a 'Go Ape' type of place, a high ropes course!! When we arrived we weren't so sure it was the best idea but agreed we would give it a go. The 1st three courses where cool and really good fun, but when it came to the 4th it got a bit sketchy. This one was 15 metres high, and had lots of challenging parts. Hayley almost had to be rescued by the guide but managed to get through, and we made it round. The flying fox was our favourite part and all in all we had a really good day.
Our next destination was Waihi Beach, and we were the only ones here
We treated ourselves to a nice campsite with more hot pools, and as it was raining spent the afternoon lounging about in those, and we were very soon into our last week
After the bay of islands we went up to the northland. Stopping at a place called 90 mile beach, which in fact is only 55 miles long. We were staying right next to the beach so I treated myself to a round of golf, and it was probably the nicest place I will ever play. Whilst I was there Hayley decided to take the village dogs down to the beach, she quickly returned back to the van and waited for me to get back, and we went to the beach to watch the sunset. The next morning we had to be up early for another day trip, up to Cape Reigna, the most northerly part of the country. We went sand sledging which was really good fun, down these huge sand dunes. Sand got everywhere and it was really hard climbing up them, but we had a really good time. Just as we got to the lighthouse it started raining, but only for a short while
Our last week had flown by and it was soon time to head back down to Auckland. On the way we stopped at a Kauri Forrest, these are massive trees which can be thousands of years old. The oldest tree in New Zealand was here, it was huge and believed to be 2000 years old!! We also got to hug one and take some silly pictures another nice place. We eventually made it to Auckland back at the same campsite where it all began. We went into town today and its been really hot, we also went into the casino which has got us mega excited for Vegas. We are both getting colds now though so hopefully they will go before that wonderful flight. We take Krystal back tomorrow and will be really sad to say goodbye. We have had the most amazing 8 weeks seeing the whole of this beautiful country and loved every minute of it, yes Stewie even you! It's a place that we will never forget and will always have a special place in our hearts.
New Zealand you have been amazeballs!!
Next stop USA!!
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