We continued on to Taupō, stopped for a lil look at Huka falls, bought some snacks, laughed at my SHOCKING parking and then started back on the road again. We got onto Desert Road and by this time we were blasting the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman and prepping ourselves to see some gorgeous mountains, but it was… foggy as hell driving through there - classic.
Then I pulled over to fuel us up but stopped at a TRUCK STOP so really awkwardly drove across the road with my tail between my legs (or tyres between my… idk) and Ben (my lil bro/ lil helper) fueled us up. We continued the journey - in the rain now (talk about four seasons in one day) and drove past SO MANY LAMBS AND CALVES!! One thing about NZ??? More sheep than there are people. I think the stat is for every one person there are four sheep, and truly, the world is better that way.
We continued driving til about 9pm (including through Wellington city which was potench the most hilarious part of the day because campervans are NOT BUILT for inner cities) when we finally dropped Shit You Should Camp About off because ✨plot twist✨: the angels at WellingtonNZ
have kindly accommodated us while we’re in Wellington at one of the vibiest hotels I’ve ever stayed in (thanks Maddy you actual angel)???? It’s called Naumi and it’s sparkly and bright and very on brand for us. I’ll admit, by the time we got in, the whole crew were dead women walking, so more on all of this tomorrow - I promise!
Watch the chaos of today unfold (and get a tour of the north island while you’re at it):