Our first stop on arrival was the Maui dealership near the airport, where we saw the van we ultimately purchased. We spent a few more days looking at other vans and researching via internet in a lovely cottage while Auckland received record rainfall.
|Darrell and our VW T5 Transporter|
|Lindsey and I inside the van|
The van has a sink, small refrigerator, 2-burner stove and a microwave. There are two benches with a table in the middle that can be turned into a bed. Lindsey was a true sport and slept in a tent each night (though there is a tight loft space above the cab) while Darrell and I slept in the cozy van!
|Dad is so happy that Lindsey is here!|
|Warm soak at Hot Water Beach|
|Whakarewarewa Thermal Village|
|New Zealand is a land of ferns!|
|Darrell and Lindsey at Taranaki Falls, Tongariro National Park|