We took a week’s holiday, touring the top of the South Island. We left early Sunday morning, after loading the van and a borrowed trailer with everything we thought we might need for a week’s camping.
Setting up camp for the first time! This was a DOC (Department of Conservation) campground. They provided flush toilets and water (boil before drinking), but that was all. We had a propane camp stove to cook on, so Mom and I worked on that while the rest set up tents and figured out how to blow up air mattresses. We were maybe 200 feet from the sea, which was quite loud here. Lovely sound to go to sleep to!