Having watched some cricket and played some golf with my son Nick, we set off on a mini road trip for a couple of days.
We took in the lakes at Rotorua and Taupo and experienced some of the most stunning scenery you could wish to see, anywhere in the world. It really is a beautiful country with the most friendly people you could wish to meet.
Everywhere we went we found stunning mountains, beautiful countryside and spectacular waterfalls. Amazingly I only experienced North Island. Apparently the scenery in the South is even more spectacular. Hopefully I can see that one day. The main photo on this blog is of my base for my stay, the coastal holiday town of Mount Maunganui.
This was Nick’s home for the summer before spending his 2nd NZ winter in the ski resort of Queenstown, in South Island.