I have officially found my favourite beach in New Zealand! A few weeks ago I went got up early and drove 3 hours north to Matapouri..
I grew up on a farm, so moving to a city with tiny back yards and no view from my bedroom window was going to be hard. I quickly found my happy place which luckily was quick 5 minute walk from my flat.
After a 3 and a half hour drive and a quick stop for dinner we arrived in our holiday home in Taupo for a nice weekend break. We arrived just in time for a walk on the lake to see the sunset.