The first day of autumn officially kicked in on Saturday, and it feels like someone's flicked on the switch to bring in winter. I actually had to drag out my winter duvet from storage on Sunday. Boo! But at least I managed to say goodbye to summer with a bang. I'm still on a happy high from going away with friends nearly two weeks ago.
On our last day, we went over to Cape Reinga. One of the main attractions of the northernmost part of New Zealand, it is also a sacred place to the indigenous Maori people. They believe that it is the leaping point of souls as they depart the land. It's a pretty breath taking view. Definitely worth the 5 hour drive if you're coming from Auckland.
|The view on the left side as you walk towards the end of the cape.|
See the white waves in the middle of the picture? That's where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean collide. If by chance you come to the cape on a particularly windy day, you can see the waves smashing against each other like crazy.
I haven't had a chance to fix it, but here's a panoramic shot of the lot.
After our eyes have feasted on the beauty of the cape, it was time for a different sort of feast. Lunch! So we decided to head over to the Te Paki Sand Dunes for some food and sand boarding.
|See that tiny dot near the foot of the high dune? That's one of my friends.|
So... I suggest you guys pack your bags and get on the next plane to Aotearoa. ;)