Sunday, August 10, 2008

NZ: Driving Around N.Z.

A couple of hours from Gisborne we stopped at Opotiki for lunch and then drove on to Ohope Beach for a walk on the beach plus cappuccino :) Someone had the bright idea of serving hot drinks etc from a mobile cafe!
Ohope Beach:
This is a typical view from the back seat of our little loaned Nissan! We've all "enjoyed" the challenge of learning to drive on the left side of the road and the right side of the car. I must confess I've been backseat driving :(
Another normal Waikato view:
On our wee road trip from Te Awamutu to Matamata we took the side road to at least drive by one of the places where Lord of the Rings was filmed. This is as close as Bill got to living like a hobbit.
And of course we eat too much junk food while driving around. This is jellytip icecream. Yum.
For those who haven't bought NZ takeaways (aka carryout fast food) this is how you bring fish and chips home to enjoy:
This order consisted of Kumara chips, regular chips, battered fish and crumbed fish.


  1. You look like pickin' tourist, lil' Kiwi. What's up with that?

  2. probably feels like one too.

    it's a strange thing, this tck-ness.

    bill, regarding fish n chips, les says,'is that all? i would've had it every other day!'

  3. I have to say, that shark and tatie (a.k.a. fish 'n chips) lookes pretty revolting to me! Not as good as what you got in good old Gizzy I'll bet!

  4. I agree, that lot of fish and chips in the photo was in Rotorua and was definitely the worst of the 4 times we ate it! The best was actually in Auckland, half an hour before we left for the airport!!