Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. The only and best way to see this beautiful country was by driving so within days of being in Auckland city we bought a car and set off on a two month journey across the North Island. Our aim was to just explore and get lost and we did just that. We hiked a lot, swam a lot and did all the cool things travellers do when visiting New Zealand. Sadly we didn’t have enough time to visit the south but that gives us another reason to revisit this amazing place and explore it a little more.