Yes, it was a good day today to take a road trip. After a night filled with heavy rain that somehow splattered rain drops all over my wooden kitchen bench in the night (eeek), a sunny morning with blue skies gave us the green light to grab the moment and take the kids up north.
We ventured up to Opua and crossed over to Russell on the car ferry (a first for the kids) and did a bit of exploring, a swim at the beach then returned back over to Opua to travel to Paihia for ice creams and a nosey around the shops, then over to Kerikeri for some more exploring (and Red Velvet and Coconut Ice fudge from Get Fudged).
A great day - especially if you delete those moments when the kids were fighting in the car and I buckled my ankle walking down a touristy lookout track.
I do love New Zealand.