Northland – Part one

Northland! At the end of August, Andy, Anna and I headed north to visit family.  I’d never been to Northland before, so was pretty keen to check off the ‘must do’s” – Tane Mahuta, Cape Reinga, etc. The three of us quickly decided it’d be a great idea to rent a gigantic campervan (I think all three of us have since changed our mind on that – but you’ll see why later!) and drive 1200 km in just 6 days.  Sounds easy, right?

Today’s post sees us taking our ‘van from Auckland to Kerikeri – around 300 km in two days.  We learned a few things: “tourist drives” are sometimes not scenic, they’re just diversions to get campervans off the main highway.  And driving a 7.5m long vehicle in even slightly windy conditions can be quite challenging.



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