Explore New Zealand, your resource center for exploring New Zealand

Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

Today we let someone else do the driving, and that decision gave us a much better experience than we could have gotten on our own. The tour, with Paradise Connexion, was to Cape Reinga, the furthest-north point of land that's accessible by road. The minibus picked us up a few feet from our campervan site, and only cost $62 pp, far less than some similar tours we'd been looking at.

Along the way we had a drive up 90 Mile Beach and got a fairly close look at the first day of the $250,000 Snapper Classic. This is the adrenalin sport of fishing, and we drove by almost 1,000 people on the beach. The heaviest snapper this year weighed 9.315 kg.

This photograph is © 2008-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Snapper fishing at 90 Mile Beach