Our last week in NZ was bitter sweet....it went by so slowly which was a blessing. After our ferry to the north island we made our way up to Aukland where we hoped on a boat and saw dolphins!
We made our way to Cape Reinga via 90 mile beach highway on a bus. We got to stop and sand surf? It was fun!
Then we looped around to Rotorua and WaioTapu to see the geothermals....which smelled like farts. Gorgeous views and smelly smells.
Highlight of this week was getting to spend 3 days in the Red Woods and Kauri trees. We met Tane Mahuta, the 2,500 year old Kauri tree. The name means Lord of the Forest in the Maori language.
We ended our time in NZ with a quick visit to Hobbiton. No Hobits running around that day but we did enjoy some ale at the Green Dragon.