Just before our trip to the US we took one last New Zealand road trip in our trusty Toyota Hiace (which has now been sold!). First we spent a busy weekend in Auckland before we took the long way home back to Tauranga. We made our way to the west coast which is a wild and scenic part of New Zealand. Rugged, windy and cold, the west coast is a bit more dramatic than the sunny beaches at our east coast home. Not a place for swimming but the surfers were out in full force. We camped one night on the black sand beaches and then visited more wineries along the way. Below are a few pictures of our last New Zealand adventure for now.