Downunder Again!

nz_tepakiMarch 26th will never really exist for me… at first glance I would claim this to be my third day lost to the ether of international dateline crossing, but really I gain it back by landing in the US before I depart when I return!

After arriving in Auckland, the plan was to rent a camper van and head to the North Cape, presumably the northern most point of this dual island nation. But we rented a car and camped along the beaches instead. Not a bad way to go.

Then, it’s across the Tasman Sea to Sydney where visits with friends made from when I lived down there will commence and traveling options to Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne will be investigated.

About the author

Adventure Correspondent Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure travel and expedition writer, photographer and filmmaker who founded in 2000. He has contributed to Elevation Outdoors Magazine, The Gear Junkie, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole. Cameron has more than 10 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips.

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