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Kategorie: 13 – Up thru the middle (campervan)

Travelmap Thru the middle

So this is our travel map which we did while travelling back to Auckland. The leftmost picture shows the map of the whole North-Island The picture to the right shows our travelroute with the campervan from the Kapiti Coast to Auckland. Altogether we travelled a distance of .... km. You can find the other travelmaps of our journey here: Northland Along the East coastline Around the East Cape Trip to Coromandel Short Trips around Horowhenua The upper loop Thru the middle Read more [...]

Reys Rest to Auckland

This morning I was woken up by the sunlight. Within seconds I jumped out of the bed and put something on to make pictures outside. It was stunning. Yesterday we couldn't see a thing when we arrived. But with the sun rising over the Coromandel peninsula and clear sky it was unbelievable beautiful. Later we prepare breakfast in the bright sunlight. We felt like in the middle of summer, although it is nearly winter here. After the breakfast we go for a little walk, while Luke and May are playing Read more [...]


This morning we woke up at Bob`s Landing close to Piarere. This is a small freedom campsite next to a river feeding the Lake Kairapiro. We arrived yesterday evening and had no light. But this space is really beautiful, as most things in NZ. I had my coffee in the morning sitting on one of our camping chairs. Later on we played some boardgames and the kids enjoyed the lake. Then we head off to our destination Hobbiton. We drive a short but awesome way to Hobbiton. Manuela wanted to visit this Read more [...]

Hamilton Gardens

This morning I woke up early and had beautiful sunlight. The whole parking space was covered in red morning light. Shortly after I took the pictures the light was gone. But May was up. Because all the others were still asleep we decided to have a hot chocolate at the diners across the street. The bar/restaurant was totally decorated in the style of the fifties. We had a beautiful dinner. After the other woke up we have to store things away before we can proceed to the Waikato Museum in Read more [...]

Waitomo Caves

Hallo, auch ich melde mich nach langem mal wieder zu Wort. Mir und meinem Arm geht es soweit sehr gut und der Arm macht  grosse Fortschritte. Ich kann nun auch wieder Auto fahren , wenn auch nicht zu lange am Stueck. Die Strecken mit sehr viel Kurverei ueberlasse ich dann doch noch lieber Klaus. So nun zum Tagesbericht. Nach einer sehr stuermichen Nacht mit viel starkem Regen startet Klaus vor uns allen in den Tag und verbringt schon einige Zeit am Strand und in der Kueche des Campingplatzes, Read more [...]

Puke Ariki and the Elephant Rock

What a night. Sometime in the middle of the night it began pouring down and it never stops. When I wake up at around 7.30 am it is still raining. I`ll start reading a book. At 9 am all the others are awake too and we have a breakfast in the campervan. We have found a freedom campsite in Eltham right next to the library. At 10:30 am we start our journey for today. Because it is raining so much, we decide to drive to New Plymouth and visit a museum and go for a swim in the Aquatic Centre. While Read more [...]

Desert Road and Forgotten Highway

In the morning I wake up early. I make myself some tea and watch the sunrise over the desert plains.  It is an awesome view, although it is really cold. 5 degree Celsius are not much. The kids are still asleep so I enjoy these precious moments in the morning. Manuela joins me around 8am and then we decide to let the kids sleep and move on while they are sleeping. We drive the desert road and watch the beautiful landscape. Unfortunetaly Mount Ruapehu and his companions stay in the clouds. Read more [...]

On the „desert“ road again

So, this is the day. We have to leave finally. The kids slept in the campervan and we had the whole batch for us alone. In the morning I prepare the breakfast for the last time in the batch. I hope it looks nice, with the last remnants of our black, red, yellow napkins. After breakfast we pack the last things into the campervan and have look back at the place we called home now for seven month. Luke helps us to do the final dishes. Originally the plan was to walk along the Read more [...]

Last Welly Trip

Wir stehen gemütlich auf und frühstücken mit May und Luke gemeinsam. Heute ist kein Homeschooling angesetzt, weil wir ja einen Ausflug nach Wellington machen wollen. Leider ist Leia (aus obigen Gründen) nicht wach zu bekommen. Also fahren wir ohne sie. Gegen 10:00 Uhr holen wir unseren Campervan ab. Ein Riesenschiff von 7,10 Meter Länge und 3,10 Meter Höhe. Dafür sieht er von innen ganz toll aus. Wir werden unseren Spass daran haben. Nach einer netten Einführung und einen kleinem Read more [...]

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