Travel {East Cape, New Zealand}

by kekiandglam8588

After a hectic couple of days celebrating New Years, the boy and I took off to one of the most remote parts of New Zealand – the East Cape. Referred to as the ‘New Zealand of New Zealand’ this is a place untouched by time. It was a real eye opener for me to witness people still living a very simple life, relying on modest means and remaining happy all the while. Here’s a couple of snaps for you:

The start of our journey: a sunny Gisborne afternoon.

So envious of this lady enjoying a canter down the beach on New Years Day.

The longest wharf in New Zealand {660 metres!} at Tologa Bay.

The end of the earth! Or just the end of the wharf really.

The state of the roads! We were showered with rocks on this particular track…eeks!

Skimming stones on Te Araroa beach, the perfect end to a perfect day.

The locals still uses horses to get around… DREAM!!

Sunset on our last evening.

Things to see/do on the East Cape:

* Watch the sunrise. The East Cape is the first place in the world to see the sun each morning

* Walk the longest wharf in NZ at Tologa Bay

* Eat fish and chips on a remote beach

* Make a driftwood house on the beach

* Drive out to the East Cape lighthouse – the eastern most lighthouse in the world.

* Go on a horse trek along Te Araroa beach

* Enjoy the fact there is no cell phone reception, no internet and no TV anywhere in sight!