The Marine Parade is an interesting place. They have a massive Skateboarding Park, lots of interesting sights, a wonderful fountain which unfortunately was "closed for cleaning".
One could almost spend a day just in this area.
From there we drove through to Napier where I met up with a second cousin for the first time. She had been adopted at birth and had only just gotten to know her "Birth" family.
Then on through Taupo to Rotorua where I met up with a fellow photographer.We visited briefly then decided to head for home.
Rotorua holds an attraction for me, for that is where I was born.