After…really not much planning (pretty much getting together the day before, having pizza and beer and staring at google maps) we decided to go with some friend to the northland, which is the far north area up Auckland city in the North Island.
We decided (given that we were going just for a weekend) to drive through route 12 from the west side of the island until we reach Opononi, then cross the island to Pahia and then go back to Auckland following the Route 1.
Since we stopped in various spots during the trip im going to divide this posts on three or fours different posts, this first one will cover the route from Auckland to Opononi.
WTF Moment N°1: We were going through Ruawai town when we spotted this fellows…
We figured out it was a Kumara* & other veggies factory, but the reason why they decided to build those creepy dolls is something that will be forever a mystery. There were at least 10 different dolls lined up on the roof of the building guided by a “Kumara King” in the middle.
*For those not familiar with the term, the Kumara is New Zealand sweet potato