Day 24 of 97 – Whites Bay South Island

  Found a cool DOC site just north of Blenheim on the Coast called ‘Whites Bay’. It’s definitely a top place to stay. $6pp, showers, drinking water, Surf Club right next to the beach (can see it in the photo over my shoulder). There were only 5 other campers at […]


Day 20 of 97 – Heading South for the Summer…..

Arriving off the Ferry in Picton after a last minute Ferry Booking to make it down here before Christmas. Only had to drive down from Rototua to catch it…. Top tip, book earlier than we did if you know your going to the South Island. We managed to be the […]


Day 16 of 97

    30km south of Rotorua on the SH5, there’s a place called ‘The Thermal Wonderland’. It has the Lady Knox Geyser here. Go in if you like and look around, the colours are meant to be awesome, but if you can’t afford it and want a FREE thermal swim, […]


Day 15 of 97 Rotorua

  Spent a VERY wet day mountain biking around the Redwood Forest just south of Rotorua. We spent a few days up around the town but this day was our best of the lot. Just south of the town on the SH5. It’s a great place for all skill levels. If your […]


Day 7 of 97, Bay of Islands Dolphin Spotting

So we took a tour out with Explore NZ on a 4 hour dolphin sighting and swimming cruise. Had an awesome morning seeing 3 different Dolphin Pods, however no swimming today because each pod had at least 1 young so we weren’t allowed in the water. We’re going to look […]


Day 4 of 97 Matt and Sarah reach the North of the North

First update from Matt and Sarah, from Tapotupotu DOC, on their long 97 Days in a Piwiwiwi Hi-Ace adventure around both North and South Islands. “This is an awesome beach and campsite, we were over looking the beach for 2 days/nights, the surf here is great for beginners and has enough to keep […]

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