We road tripped to staff conference this year, to save a little cash and to see a little more of the country. Conference was in Matamata which is in the northern part of the north island, so we had about 7 hours to go.
Our first stop was at Mt Ruapehu, the largest mountain on the north island. Only, as you can see in the picture, she was hiding in the clouds that day. This area is also known as the kiwi desert.