10/01/14 Day 4: After fumbling around at night in the dark and cooking our very first meal including washing our dishes half-blindly with the warm lake water… we woke up to a charming and calming (hahaha) view as Lake Okareka was just at our very doorstep. Our first North Island NZ DOC campsite ($10 each), checked.
09/01/14 Day 3: After visiting the towering forest of the redwoods, we started making our way to our first DOC campsite. We stopped by Lake Tikitapu just in time to catch a glimpse of the metallic blue colours of the Lake, hence its other name, the Blue Lake. Access to the Green Lake was restricted to the public, we attempted checking it out but it started pouring.
Grace, 76 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
6 hour brunch date with the pod girlies. Had the loose-leaf chai & an amazing trifle. Their moist choc zucchini cupcake, recommended by the local, is a must-try!