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Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

Our driver, Bob, was excellent. Among other things, he kept us ahead of the other tour buses - we usually saw empty road ahead of us, and as they arrived en masse at a place, we left.

Cathy and I had the seat right behind Bob, giving us exellent photo ops throughout the day. This is State Highway 1 a few k from the north end, where some sealing (paving) of the gravel road is being done. A major reconfiguration of the Cape Reinga carpark and walking track is also being done - that will cut the walking distance to the lighthouse in half. Up to 1,300 cars arrive at the carpark per day during peak season!

This photograph is © 2008-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
State Highway 1 near Cape Reinga
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