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Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

We caught a shuttle to the Hyatt Regency downtown for $16NZ each, substantially cheaper than a taxi, which can run $50-90 depending on traffic - research pays off. My feeling as we drove along was that we were in San Diego - the trees and architecture are quite similar.

Not surprisingly, we weren’t able to check in, so we put our bags in storage and went wandering. Cathy had read great reviews of the spa and fitness centre at the Hyatt, so we started off the day with a hot tub, swim and sauna. It truly is a gorgeous facility.

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