The following pictures summarize Christmas in New Zealand! It's the day everyone goes to the beach for a holiday. I'm most certain I could get used to a summer Christmas.
Jason and I have really made an effort to see the north island. We traveled to the very northern tip (Cape Reinga) The yellow markers show Los Angeles being over 10000 km North from New Zealand! That makes me feel pretty far away.
We have gone sea kayaking, ate fantastic Thai food, caught a ferry to Russel and many other things!