We are back on the North Island and after a nice dinner with friends in Wellington, we head north towards the East Coast. We love the coast - mainly because of its lack of tourists! After the crazy busy South Island, we take a step back and relax, enjoy the loneliness and calmness of this area. To our surprise, we also fall in love with its main city hub, Napier. Taking an easy stroll around the city searching for the stunning Wall Art definitely is a highlight in every way!
Shall we do another wildlife-tour on the South Island? Yes! Motuara Island is a predator-free piece of nature in the Marlborough Sounds and E-Ko Tours provide a guided tour that isn't super expensive. On the 2 hour boat trip we were very lucky to see two Hector-Dolphins jumping around, some NZ Fur-Seals and one of the rarest birds in the world: the King Shag, endemic to this Sound with only 600 to 700 left. On the Island of Motuara, we could enjoy the thriving birdlife, with
We finally arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on the 4th January. We stay a little longer in this country, so the first days we were busy setting up a bankaccount, getting a phonenumber, etc and buying a Campervan. It all happend very quick and we had plenty of time in the country's biggest city. A tip: Mount Eden at sunset! - Am vierten Januar erreichten wir Auckland in Neuseeland. Wir bleiben einige Zeit in dem Land, also waren die ersten Tage vollgepackt mit dem Gründen eine