After checking out of our hotel, we took a taxi to the Apex Rental Car location in the Auckland CBD. Before leaving the hotel, I apologized to my family and admitted that I was quite nervous about driving on the left side of the road on the right side of the car. I’ve never driven in a country that drives on the left hand side of the road. It turned out to not as difficult as I imagined.
After picking up the rental car we immediate drove to Hahei New Zealand where we are staying at the Tatahi Lodge Beach Resort. A lovely hotel in this beach town in the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. After getting check in and eating lunch, we drove over to Hot Water Beach to experience it and walk on the beach.