North of the North Island
I had hardly been to the North Island of New Zealand, so I took an opportunity to take my family with me to The Bay of Islands, far north of the North Island.
Unfortunately we happened to be staying there over a period of rainy weather. We rarely saw the sun, but when we did, we often saw a rainbow.
We stayed at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands.
I wonder how many years this tree has been alive for. And I wonder, if it had eyes, what stories it could tell about people passing by.
An interesting succulent wall near the Main Street in Russell.
A slippery sloped 20 minute walk up the muddy hill was definitely worth it for this view.
Hole in the Rock
Several dolphins followed us for a while, which I will share videos of soon. The ocean was too rough to go through the hole in the rock.
A magical must-see in KeriKeri.
The Old Packhouse Market in Kerikeri. If you love markets, you mustn’t miss this. There is a lot to be found here.
Marsden Estate winery provided a great wine tasting experience.
Visit The Stone Store and Kemp House to learn more about the first European building in New Zealand
The Pear Tree, a cosy waterfront restaurant next to The Stone Store. Named “The Pear Tree” after a 200 year old pear tree nearby. The atmosphere of this place was lovely.
More photos/videos coming soon.