24.02.2017 - 24.02.2017
Farewell to the South Island as we set out on the first leg of our trip to the North.
Dropped off our camper in Wilderness headquarters in Christchurch and got our flight to Touranga a journey of an hour and fifty minutes.
Interesting to see the changing landscapes as we travelled north on this very clear cloudless sky. Very mountainous early on, stunning coastline but less and less mountains and more greenery up north.
Our lovely RAV4 vehicle is supercool, very nimble compared to the camper says Conor.
A mere 40minutes or so later we arrived at Parawai Lakeside Cottage, a very special Airbnb, the hosts Glenda and Mike are very welcoming and show us around the property which is within 40 paces of Lake Rotoura. Our own Kayaks and Lake access. What more could you ask for.
Very happy to have two nights here in this lovely house and the opportunity to explore the area of Maoiri culture, thermal spas, geysers and who knows what else.
Another barbecue on the veranda and we are sorted and looking forward to what tomorrow may bring.