Whilst pretty and unique. North island NZ was busier than home. Torquay was hectic i believe, but the north island of NZ was not very welcoming and fucking expensive! 168.5 a litre and 17 for standard breakfast (which was shit). We drove from Piha, to the Bay of Islands, to Coromandel (shitstorm) to Waihi, to Rotarua, then Raglan to Aukland. Ironically after a 9 day holiday. i just want a peaceful trip to Bali! fuck next time