Whakatane


This was an uneventful day. I spent most of it moping because I damaged the front bumper of our rental car. (After a nearly flawless two weeks of driving on the opposite side of the road, I made a stupid mistake in a parking lot.) Yup... Good times.

Whale Island, as seen from Whakatane.







White Island, the most active volcano in New Zealand (which we were supposed to visit but didn't, thanks to my damaging the rental car, ugh...).




Mount Tauhara




Whale Island again










A blurry shot of the iSite tourism center in Matamata (which we drove through), the home of Hobbiton.




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