OK arrived up in the north at a place called - Mt Maurangui. It is a beach resort town about 1.5 hours out from Aukland!
We checked intot he hostel - and then with some friends (and the most awful canadian girl) wandered up to the beach and down along it to the mount at the end of the peninsula. Very nice to be on a pure sand beach for a change (all nz beaches thus far have been rock).
At the mount we jumped into some natural hot spas and soaked for a while before heading back for some dinner. In the evening joined some friends at a local irish pub (sans irish) for a few bevvies.
The next day at the crack of dawn we started the trip to aukland. Once in I had a snooze then headed all the way to the Victoria market (heap of s***)! In the evening to the Sky Cinema to catch Pinapple Express!
Today I am gonna check out the zoo i reckon - All alone here :-( all my friends have left! Wahhhh