Northland - amazing coast and beeches (and a very winding road)
21.10.2012 - 04.11.2012 15 °C
So keeping a blog in New Zealand for us is impossible.....
We have hired a Campervan (big car) Called Jucy Lucy.. she is wonderful, very snug and sometimes claustrophobic...... taking us to some beautiful and off the beaten track places... but we have little or no interent.
Mostely we are trying to stay in DOC (department of conservation sites) with just toilets as they the cheapest way to camp. At times we use holiday park, whilst these are luxury and have hot showers they are expensive for us and still charge for interent!!!
So unfortunaltely our New Zealand blog will mainly consist of a mainly photos with little comentary (probably less painful for the reader)!!!
We started in the North Island (see map for our route)... we visited some friends of mine Gemma Keston, her partner Phil, and their son Kaden - they were wonderful hosts and we had a bed for 2 nights, hot showers and ate like kings!!! oh and one night the 4 of us managed to drink 13 bottles of wine (i think it was mainly the boys as i would have been in hospital and very hung over if i had contributed to this amount - of which i had neither)!!!!
Next we set off to the north of the North Island - known as northland!!!!
We drove up east coast, ninety mile beach to the very top and drove back down the west coast.
In Northland we also went to glow worm caves and visited the Zion - The Lion Man... (from the TV show - we saw the actual Lion from Narnia)!!!
90 mile beach, sand dunes and Cape Reinga (most northern point of New Zealand)
Glow Worm Caves
The Lion Man - ZION