01.08.2014 - 03.08.2014
We love Curly's bar as it's the first place to have wifi in days! So to catch you up, we climbed Mount Eden in Auckland which is like Arthur's seat with a crater at the top. Then we headed back to sky tower as Ash had seen a charity race up sky tower advertised, what he failed to realise was that it was a race up the stairs not climbing the outside so nothing to watch there! So we headed back to the hostel ready to leave the big city. Our favourite thing in Auckland was probably the laser quest sound as you cross the roads, so not that much to do in Auckland. The next day we met all the people on our tour, one of whom is a slightly crazy Irish dr, who in true medic fashion has taken the students under her wing with the drinking! We went to Coromandel where we carved a kiwi pendant out of bone, which was good fun. In the evening we headed to the pub to watch a big rugby match between an NZ and an Aussie team (no mention of the score, it was all going well till the last 5 minutes!). Today was very wet but that didn't stop us going to Cathedral Cove (where the Narnia Prince Caspian film was made) and to warm us back up we went to a local winery for some wine and liqueur tasting. We also tried the native figuoa fruit which was great! We are now in Waitomo in its one bar, it should be a good night. Fingers crossed we find a hostel which is in the 21st century soon so we can post another update!