Not an adventure filled day like the last few just more beautiful scenery as we made our way back south to Auckland via the West Coast with our new Magic Bus driver Mangu. First stop was Opononi, known as the place where the Maori first landed on New Zealand and famous because of a friendly dolphin called Opo that used to frequent the Hokianga harbour.
Then we stopped in another forest to see Tane Mahuta, the largest Kauri tree known to stand today. At over 50 metres tall with a trunk girth of 13.8 metres it is quite something to behold.
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Then it was on to Auckland where I went to stay with old family friends from Zimbabwe that now live in Auckland. It was so nice to see them again and catch up with all the news from the last 10 years. There was so much to talk about that between all the conversation and dinner I failed to take any photographs except for this quick one from their balcony at dusk while the braai was readied.