Looming high above suburban Epsom, Mount Eden is the highest natural point in the whole of Auckland.
Other than the durian orchard back in my hometown, I haven’t been to any other Pick-Your-Own (PYO) orchard elsewhere. It’s currently strawberry season until end of January. I came across the address to Massey Gardens & Orchard from the web last week and decided to take the family there.
Rated one of the World’s Top 10 Spa by the Conde Nast Traveller magazine, the Polynesian Spa is a thermal spa on the shore of Lake Rotorua that every tourist here should experience at least once.
The drive south to Taupo took almost 4 hours but surprisingly not as tiring as it seems. The weather was perfect and we had plenty of stops along the way to enjoy the scenery.
One of the good thing about living here is that you don’t have to drive too far to go to a beach.