I just realized I hadn’t posted anything about our quick trip to the northern tip of NZ. We drove up to Endless Summer hostel where we took a Sand Safaris tour the next day. Loved the hostel which was across the street from the ocean. The tour was easy, they did all the driving, including up 90 mile beach and over to the huge sand dune where we slid down boogie boards. The final stop was at Cape Reinga lighthouse. It was a quick 3-day trip that took us away from the drizzling overcast skies of Whangarei.