We really enjoyed our stay in New Zealand. We spent most of our time on the road on the North Island. Since Mrs. Natural is a native Kiwi from the province of Taranaki, we spent a fair amount of time around New Plymouth with her various sisters and thier families. At the first of our trip we stayed with one of her sisters and her family who owned the Saddle and Sulky Motel near the Bowl of Brooklands park as we were attending the WOMAD festival for 3 days. More often when we came into the area from our travels we stayed with the sister and her husband who live at Urenui with a view of the Tazman Sea.