Today is the only full day in Auckland for Good Mrs and I and we will hike on Rangitoto Island. The island is a less than half hour’s ferry trip away from Auckland’s seafront. It looked like a beautiful day from
Cape Reinga and its famous lighthouse are at the northern tip of New Zealand’s north island. An approximately 110km and 1.5 hrs away from Kaitaia where we stayed. A must see destination if you are in these parts of Kiwiland.
Smugglers Cove is a sandy beach which is actually true to its name. According to legend, Smugglers Cove was once a genuine smugglers’ hideout. Scottish settlers smuggled crates of whisky ashore there to avoid paying duty. From the end of
Mount Aubrey ridge walk was not on the cards for today in Whangarei. The first choice for Good Mrs and I was the hike up to Mount Manaia, a hike we understood was “a must” for the region due to spectacular