A couple of weeks ago we headed off on a short trip with Paparoa Tours. We were picked up at our nearest bus stop (a 4 minute walk from home) at 8 a.m. The bus then drove in a loop around Whangarei picking up passengers before heading south. The southernmost passenger we picked up was at Warkworth. We then headed through Auckland and stopped on the Southern Motorway for a lunch stop. Then it was West to Port Waikato.
We had a chat to two surf-lifesavers
and saw the damage done by recent storms
We then carried on to Raglan
This was all new territory for me. We stayed two nights at a very pleasant motel.