After we left Auckland we headed to Coromandel Peninsula, a region on the east coast of New Zealand.
We decided to trust all people who told us, to not use the highways and go for the little streets to see the beauty of the land.
Driving along the coast between the green hills with lots of sheep on, the road took us to Thames, where we looked for a camping – ground.
Following the gravel road for an eternity, we entered the “Coromandel Forest Park”.
There we did our first hike, the “Cooksen-Kauri-Trail”, which led us through rainforest and to the mighty Kauri trees.
It is an amazing feeling when you finally get started with something. Go for it and discover the world.
At first it may seem to be strange without a real home in one place and just with all your stuff (which is not much) in a car. Over time you get used to it and realise how independent you can be like that.
The only thing that restricts our freedom is the camping. There are rarely places you are allowed to stay over night for free.
All the good and beautiful places are prohibited to stay on or restricted for self-contained vehicles.