A Wonderful Day Trip

Wed 08 August 2018

I was new in town and thanks to Epic Rentals Kerikeri, I got a chance to explore the Bay of Islands. The location is historically significant and when you visit Kemp House, the Stone Store, and replications in Rewa's Village, you can still find evidence of the first encounter between the Maori people and European missionaries. One of the cheapest and easiest things you can do is visit the Rainbow Falls. Here you can take awesome photos of the falls. The base of these falls is accessible and if you're feeling adventurous, you can crawl behind them. 

I visited the Waitangi National Trust and Treaty House, and here I was able to view historical sights and landmarks in North Island. The good thing is that the Treaty House and its grounds are well kept. Also, the museum is excellently curated. I also got to enjoy some cultural entertainment, which was brilliant because of the polished performers. The guides are friendly and very informative and they took me on a journey through history. My guide also had a great sense of humor, which made the historical details interesting. . 

I noticed a beautiful little church on the hill above the Stone Store and decided to visit. It was the St. James Anglican Church and it gave me a feeling of history. The church grounds and cemetery are worth visiting. My next stop was the Akeake Historic Reserve Track, which is an amazing location that offers stunning views along the coastline. The drive to the coastline was also picturesque and I was glad that my rented SUV gave me elevated views as I drove. The car was well maintained and it did not give me any problems at all. I had a great time driving around and I plan to do this another time.