Hey all. After a few nights in Auckland, which we all find quite boring after a visit to the sky tower - which i must admit was amazing! there was not a lot to do apart from go out and drink, so we headed to Paihia, in the bay of islands for christmas. The weather also perked up and the atmosphere got livelier during the days. we booked ourselves in for a dolphin trip on xmas day, and then headed up to Waruru Falls, a 5km hike but worth every minute as the falls were spectacular.
We then encountered a few nights on the beers, and xmas day was upon us!! the dolphins were amazing, and as we swam in the ice cold sea, we saw a common dolphin swim past us! what a christmas present!!! After the dolphins we exchanged gifts and went for the xmas meal - which was a delight! beers slowly flowed and plenty had been drank by the time we had hit the hay!
Boxing day was a lounge about day - getting prepared to go BACK to Auckland!!!! Which is where we are now - looking forward to new year and getting down to rotorua, where there will be something NEW to do!!
But the trip is still fantastic and beats being at home!!