Have arrived safely in NZ having travelled via Bangkok, only saw the inside of the airport. Visited Auckland staying in great room with a complete kitchen!! Needless to say we only used it to make tea!! but we did use the washing machine/dryer!!
Views from Sky Tower were fantastic, wall to wall sunshine, mid 20's C Tshirt & shorts time!!
B & B's great, everyone really friendly & giving loads of helpful ideas.
Up north it tends to rain for 20 mins in the afternoon - torrential & steaming!!
Paihia & Bay of Islands is glorious, sea is deep blue & sky has puffy white clouds!
There is an island we visited today called Piercy Island it has a huge arch through which the boat shot!
More next time........