30/11/2019 – 10/12/2019

Auckland > Whatipu > Tawharanui > Uretiti > Opononi > Kai Iwi Lakes > Muriwai > Auckland > Pauanui.

A stunning, relaxing and fabulously fun week and a half showing Tom what NZ is made of. We saw glow worms at Waipu, we tracked kiwis for my 30th, swum with phosphorescence at Tawharanui, checked out the incredible cars at Puhoi pub, spun a proper yarn with locals at Opononi Pub, smelt the intense stench of the Southern Gannets at Muriwai, went swimming bodyboarding, and cliff jumping into rivers, streams and oceans, ate more fish and chips than I care to admit, explored caves, listened to the Tui, and so much more.

The unique New Zealand brand of magic.

A special shout out goes to our friends Liz and Dave who made the trip possible by lending us their van and of course to Theresa for surprising me on my birthday <3