Day 189: North Island, New Zealand

We’re blown away by how beautiful New Zealand is and this post is just about the North Island!  There is so much to see and do here, it’s incredible.  I’ve put this short blog post together to just summarize a few of the beautiful things available to see and do on the North Island.  Hope you enjoy. First, just a few quick tips I gathered along the way: 1.  One of the best ways to explore New Zealand is with a Campervan.  Kea seems to be one of the best, as their… Read More

Day 175: The Coromandel Area, New Zealand

The Coromandel area in New Zealand is lovely.  We could have spent a week there and still not run out of things to explore!  Below are a few of our favorite not to miss areas. First off, the windy, twisty long way up to the Coromandel (route 25 on the west side of the Peninsula).  The views are just stunning, if not a bit scary.  You don’t have to use this route to arrive into the Coromandel area, as there is a much easier, more direct route, but the views are worth… Read More

New Zealand Through Danny’s Eyes

Hot water beach On the second day of our journey in NZ we went to…Hot Water Beach!!!  As we walked to the beach from our camper van, we saw a very big black eel in a lake about 30 meters from the beach!  None of us got pictures I think because we hurried to the beach. When we got there, there were jacuzzis already dug up for us! The water under the sand was warm and hot.  The first jacuzzi we got in was a little too cold so me moved on… Read More