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David’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 08 Mar 2018

Location: Russell, New Zealand

MapMarch 8th. There was a school group camping on the site at Waipu. Entertaining watching the staff get them up, organised and out this morning. God bless them, we both remember it well. Stopped at the most photographed loos in New Zealand at Kawakawa. Apparently designed by a famous Austrian architect/artist called Hundertswasser who lived here. (A very apt name in the circumstances!) All very Gaudi but with a tree growing out of the roof. Another road closure meant a 30 odd km detour but that's just the way it is! Compulsory waterfall stop just outside Paihia at Haruru Falls and then onto the car ferry for a 10 min crossing to a lovely site at Russell complete with weka wandering around, flightless birds bigger than kiwi. Booked onto some activities/trips for the next couple of days and the weather looks brighter for tomorrow. 😊