I booked the urban Maori tour thinking that it would be a great way of seeing some areas outside the city without having to rent a car. I got a lot more than I bargained for and had a fantastic day out!
Our guide for the day was Melissa who is brimming with knowledge and is full of good chat too. Just a small group on this occassion and we got the added bonus of visiting a real Kiwi melting pot - the Saturday market. We took in an art gallery, then visited One Tree Hill which is so picturesque and has a great story too.
In the afternoon we went over to Piha beach which not only is a great destination, but is a treat to go to through the rainforest and it's undulating lanes. We saw a big wood pigeon and once you reach the beach it's a real treat - bars of black magnetic sand and an ice cream - of course!
All in all a great way to spend a day, very eye opening and much like everywhere in NZ, the people are what make it. Thanks for everything Melissa!
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