The afternoon of the storm was very wet and windy but by the evening the sun was out so we took a walk along the waterfront over to the Waitangi treaty grounds which is where the Europeans signed the treaty with the Maori in 1840.
We could have walked further – along a path within the Waitangi treaty grounds to Haruru Falls but we decided to leave visiting the falls to the next day.
Not far from Haruru falls is another falls called Rainbow falls which not too surprisingly had a rainbow.
From Rainbow falls we drove to Kerikeri which has an area with some of the original buildings from the 1800’s. We stopped in at the Honey House Cafe.
Next door is New Zealand’s oldest surviving stone building and across the river is a recreated Maori village. Here are a few shots taken around the area.
Next stop – lunch at the Marsden Estate Winery – fabulous food and great wine.
Tomorrow we are taking a ferry over to the town or Russel.