Friday, 30 May 2008

A bit of the North Island.

Caught the Ferry across from the South Island to the North. It took 3 hours and surprisingly had sheep aboard. They really are everywhere in NZ. It took over an hour to leave Marlborough Sound but it was good Dolphin spotting territory.

Visited Wellington for a day seeing Te Papa museum and walking around town. Oddly small for a Capital city. Drove up the west coast and parked up on the beach front for the night. Expected problems from the locals as spoiling their view but instead received smiles. The radio gives you the impression Kiwis are fed up with people ruff camping in their vans, spoiling the area.

A big thing at Okahune, NZ carrot capital.

Drove up to Tongariro National Park to see some Volcanoes. Dan's first volcanic experience and he wasn't disappointed. There's three volcanoes in the park, all snow capped and active. We walked 17km to Tama Lakes for amazing views of the park.

Mount Ngauruhoe

Tama Lake and Mount Raupehu

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