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North Island – Rotorua

The grey skies cleared and roads reopened, off we went to the geothermal city of Rotorua. We pit-stopped at Cathedral Cove since we didn’t get to check it out during our “confinement”. Instagram worthy Cathedral Cove is one of the must visit sites at Coromandel. If you want to capture THE shot, be ready to go on a 1.5hr return, up and down hike along a well-paved...

North Island – Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands is approximately 3 hours drive from Auckland. Due to the terrible weather and bad time management, we arrived at our accommodation after dark. Not a smart move, as the roads were slippery, dark and wet. Rather taxing on the eyes… Our lovely, little cottage sits on top of Opua marina town and the most beautiful rainbow greeted us the next morning...

North Island – Auckland

2 nights in Auckland were more than enough for us. It was chucking down hard on our first night and we couldn’t do much in the city since everything closed at 5pm. The only thing left to do was either to eat or drink. Had an early dinner at Ponsonby Central and braved the rain to find Deadshot bar, which we randomly googled. This cosy, speakeasy cocktail bar turned...