*We drove up the western coast of the North Island to the far north coast. NZ has have an unseasonably cold spring. It should feel like May does in the States, but it's been more like March. So, we decided to drive north to catch more of the subtropical/warm weather.
*We spent our 1st night at cool hostel that gained us in entry to a waterpark. It was weird to put on a bathing suit when it was 50 degrees outside. Thankfully the waterpark water was all supplied by thermal pools @ ~ 90 degrees. Ah!!!!
*We hit a 2nd hand book store on our way out of town and spent half the day there and bought too many books for our little van.