My very first day on the Ultimate Explorer trip with Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours. We took off from Auckland in the morning, heading up to the sunny Bay of Islands, with Paihia being our final destination where we got to spend 2 nights of relaxation.

Not even 2 hours into the drive, and having not even been in New Zealand for more than 24 hours I am about to go for my first swim in New Zealand!! At the beautiful (and funny named) Uretiti Beach. By the end of my first day on tour, I have been for 2 refreshing swims in the Pacific Ocean and am currently setting my tent up for the evening with beautiful views across the bay, bliss.

- Anonymous