We have decided to spend 4 days of our month holiday on Great Barrier Island, a small island off the coast of Auckland. Only 800 people live on the island which is supposed to be one of the wildest and most unspoilt places in the world!
All we have read and heard about the island sounds amazing and we can’t wait to experience it. They don’t have modern luxuries like mains power, so use solar power instead. They also collect rainwater for their water supply! Apparently the BBC used the island to film the TV series Castaway.
We have booked to stay for 4 nights at a holiday lodge called Shoal Bay Lodge, where we are renting a wonderful private house with the below view from the living room and deck: