Apart from the better-known Bay of Islands, who knew the rest of New Zealand’s Northland was such a gorgeous, unspoiled place. Add Rotorua into the mix and you have the makings of an unforgettable journey. Just don’t expect too much from the roads. With a poor rail system, aggressive, entitled truck drivers dominate.
Here’s my story published in fairfax Media’s Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller in March, 2017 and the easier-to-read online link on Traveller.com.au: