03.10.2008 - 04.10.2008 20 °C
The flight on Air New Zealand was probably the best flight I've ever had. The air stewards were continously filling up our glasses with wine, the food was excellent and lots of legroom for our tired feet.
Once we landed in Auckland it was raining.
But we got to stay in a 5 star hotel because of Robert's reward points that he got for his work in New York. We rocked up at the hotel at 4.30am in the morning and were prepared to sit in the lobby until 2pm in the afternon. But the receptionist checked us in immediately. At that point I decided that New Zealand is the best country in the world and I haven't changed my mind since
The room at the Westin's was awesome and it had an amazing rain shower. (You start valuing little things in life after your travels). It was nice to be in an English speaking country as well. We explored the city and had some lunch.
The next day we got picked up by the guy from the van rental company. We got our van that had Happycampers signs all over it. We decided to call the car Veronica. We also did some shopping in local supermarket and then started driving towards Tairua and then Whangamata.