Bay Of Islands in day.
I grew up in the around the Bay Of Islands, so with my parents still living there, it's great taking the kids to the old stomping grounds.
First stop the Kawakawa train. We pass through Kawakawa all the time and I had promised to take the kids on it for the longest time. Today was their lucky day. It goes right through the town to the Taumarere stop, about a half an hour round trip. So fun, the kids loved it.
It's quite unique having a train come right through the middle of town really. As member of the community it used to be quite an annoyance having to wait for it to pass through before you could proceed on to your destination. But when you experience from the other side it's quite fun.
Later on we went to the Rainbow Falls near Kerikeri. So pretty and a great little walk.
It had a great little viewing platform for the kids to watch.
Next we headed to Paihia Wharf
The kids found the RWC flags painted on the path and played hop scotch
And that is only scratching the surface...there is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country. It was great to be home for a day.