Bay of Islands

Road to Bay of Islands

Road to Bay of Islands

Big day today! The beginning of my Kiwi roadtrip… Destination, Bay of Islands. But before that I had to solve a problem. I rented a car for a month with Ace Rentals but Lyndon told me he would travel with Pilar & me in the North Island for 11 days and that we could use his nice 4×4. So we went downtown to see if we could postpone the pick-up date. The manager of Ace Rentals was so nice and just changed the date, the pick-up location and he kept the 25% discount. Without any fee!  That wouldn’t be the case in Belgium! Our roadtrip couldn’t have a better start…

My co-travellers Michelle, Andrea, Lyndon & Pilar !

My co-travellers Michelle, Andrea, Lyndon & Pilar !

A few weeks earlier, I had posted an ad on couchsurfing for people to join us on this roadtrip and share the costs. I got many replies and our first co-travellers were Michelle from Oregon & Andrea from Colombia. Off we were to the Bay of Islands!

We chose to camp the first two nights in Holiday Park, a campsite in Kerikeri. Kerikeri is a cute, little town  & the perfect gateway for the Bay of Islands. From there we headed to Paihia, a neighbouring town where all the cruises leave…
We booked the ‘Swimming with the Dolphins’ cruise. Unfortunately the dolphins were not keen to have swimmers around so we just ended up cruising around the Bay of Islands and see the dolphins from the boat.
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