I thought that I should spend some time working out what I'm going to do while I'm here. So today, it was out with the books an the maps to try and figure out what to do with myself for six weeks.
I'm going to be traveling south from Auckland in the north island
all the way down to Christchurch in the south island. The plan at
the moment is simply to book onto a tour to let them take out most
of the hassle of map reading, but take some major time out and go
and visit a few places on my own. I'll see how it goes. To quell
my need to 'go it alone', I've decided to give in, hire a car and
do the very top of the north island, Northland on my own. This is
where you get to see the bay of islands, the wreck of Greenpeace's
Rainbow Warrior, 90 mile beach and the place where the two oceans
meet at the northernmost tip of the country... Should take me three
days and then I'll be on a bus for the rest...