When Kiwis go on vacation they go to Northland. It’s the peninsula north of Auckland, and you’re sandwiched in between the South Pacific and the Tasman sea, so there are loads of beach options. It’s where most of the Maori population is located these days too.
We’ve been bouncing around up here visiting Russell – the original capital of the country – now a sleepy resort town in the beautiful Bay of Islands, Cape Keri Keri, a peninsula jutting out into the South Pacific up near the very top of the North Island, and the Waipoua forest over on the west coast – home to the Kauri. Kauri’s are kind of like New Zealand’s version of a Redwoods, huge and very old.