Kerikeri - Bay of Islands

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in New Zealand

Bay of Islands – Some 150 islands are dotted in front of the coast here and you can’t imagine the view. At the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where England and the Maoris signed a Treaty in 1840, we strolled around. The Maori Meeting House (Te Whare Runanga) with its carvings was impressive.

Kerikeri – We found Micha’s former work place – the Gibbys Campground and after a very wet sightseeing tour we bought ourselves some rain trousers. What use has a rain jacket if your pants get soaked? During the night it was pouring down and the wind rocker our campervan like a kids crib.

Whangaroa – After an amazing peninsula walk we climbed up the St. Pauls rock. After the heavy rain it was quite slippery and both of us ended up in the mud. We looked like little pigs but the trip was worth it.