North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 14

My last exploring day of the trip as I flew back to Christchurch on day 15.  I didn’t do too much exploring on this day but I did drive all the way up to the northern tip of New Zealand to Cape Reinga to see where the Tasman sea meets the Pacific Ocean.  It was…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 13

Another day of waterfalling in the Northland region.  I stopped at Piroa Falls, Whangarei Falls, Haruru Falls, and Rainbow Falls before making my way to 90 Mile Beach.  Now I am not actually sure why the beach is called 90 mile beach when it is only 64 kilometers long but for as far as I…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 12

Day 12 it was sunny again!!  I started the day with a short ways hike to Hunua Falls just south of Auckland before heading into the city to the Auckland Bridge and the Skytower.  The city sights from the tower where much like any other high tower above the city but was still cool to…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 11

Day 11 was a rainy day but thankfully it cleared up by the time I got to my second stop of the day.  My first stop was yet again at a waterfall that dropped 5 times and was the Kaiate Falls, next was McLearn Falls which didn’t have much water flowing through it, Owharoa Falls…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 10

Day 10 was another day of chasing waterfalls.  I ventured out with a full tank of fuel into the Te Urewera National Park where I came across a sign that said wandering stock next 11 kilometres.  Now I had seen this sign before and never saw any animals that would be of concern to anyone…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 9

Day 9 saw lots of driving to get to all the sights I wanted to see.  I started the day off with a trip to Waihi Falls, which despite the rain was beautiful.  I then drove up to Waipunga Falls which didn’t have a sign telling me where to turn off but I had my…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 7

Day 7 was another beach day although I was doing different activities this time.  The morning started out with a lovely horse ride on the beach before the tide came in.  I was able to get up to a trot as I was the only one on the ride other than the guide.  After my…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 6

Day 6 was a day spent in National Parks.  The first stop of the day was to The Grove Scenic Reserve which had a lookout over the grass fields below.  Next was Wharariki Beach which was on the west side of the tip of the South Island.  The walk to this beach was through a…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 5

Day 5 I was back on the South Island in the Marlbourough and Nelson Region.  I was meeting up with some friends for the next couple days and so I headed out to meet them.  I took the scenic Queen Charolette Drive with its spectacular views of the sounds and the winding roads.  Once I…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 4

Day 4 was a city day as I headed into Wellington with the purpose of catching the ferry to the South Island.  While I was in Wellington I stopped at the Mt Victoria Lookout which had views that spread over the city to the water below.  The road to get up to the top of…

North Island Road Trip NZ – Day 3

Day 3 on this road trip of mine was probably one of my favourite days because I love waterfalls.  Others would think I was crazy for the amount of driving and hiking I did to find all the waterfalls I did while I was in New Zealand.  For all the waterfalls that I did find…