Published: November 5th 2011November 5th 2011
I started stray yesterday & haven't stopped since. We drove north from Auckland & went to a nature reserve at Goat island for a ride on a glass bottom boat to see some fish, mostly snapper. Afterwards we went to stroke a Kiwi, the only one that you can touch in New Zealand, which was amazing. We are staying in the Bay of islands, which is really beautiful & the landscape is so green.
Today we took a trip up Ninety mile beach & went sandboarding down the dunes across a stream so I got a bit wet but it was great fun. Then we went to the northern tip of New Zealand & saw the Tasmin sea meet the Pacific Ocean before heading down to see the Kauri trees that have been buried, preserved & tapped for gum. Our final stop was the world famous fish & chips at Mangonui, which was blue nose, & it was delicious.