Jul 31, 2007
Jul 30, 2008
We had a real long drive up to the Bay of islands, it was pretty, but very touristy, and the I SITES were charging a fortune for trips around the islands and to cape reinga, so if you find yourselves out this way, start to plan another way than the I SITE to get around!!!! We looked around Paihia, then to Waitangi where we decided to stay on a lovely campsite with some lovely views across the bay, we did a walk the next day which said it was closed off as it was unsafe, we went in anyway and did a fantastic walk, it was called the Hukra falls, or something like that!!!!! but it was really good, climbing over fallen trees, taking shoes and socks off to cross streams, walking through mangrove, (a wooden platform had been built so you could cross it) we saw some awesome plants.