Then to Waitangi treaty house where important stuff happened back in the mists of time.
Next day did a trip on the Dune Rider to the far north – Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu bay, Manganoi world famous fish and chip shop (delicious!). Long day (was picked up at 7.15 am – yes it seems I’ve had a personality transplant while here!!).
Following day spent morning chilling and walked the other way along the track to check out the mangroves:
Then did a “Dolphin Tour” (- sans dolphins but it didn’t matter too much as I saw dolphins right up close in Waiheke – they came right into the bay and all but walked in the pub to have a drink with us). The islands in the Bay of Islands were beautiful. Then stopped off in Russel for the afternoon before returning to Pahia and having a wicked dinner at the Thai Cafe (note to self – do not have spicy meal night before long journey…)
This morning was up with the larks to see the sun rise over the beautiful beach near the campsite:
Leaving camp today and heading south to see friends in Tauranga for a few days.