Travel the side roads of New Zealand through the lower North Island. The quintessential kiwi personality is alive and flourishing in the tiny places and quiet corners of New Zealand. There are tea shops where coffee could be instant and the beat of the economy continues to be on the back of a sheep or milk pail (churn). You will pass through places where locals outnumber visitors and the town might only have a permanent population of 300 people. There is a fierce pride in the story of places, their origins and the landscapes creating unique moments in the holiday experience. Start: Wellington. Finish: Taupo.