Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Zealand's Wild West Coast

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.