And surf we did...Along with a shit load of other people.
Turns out that New Zealand has propane hot plates all over the country.. They are everywhere and we cooked a bunch of our meals on different ones throughout the time we spent down there. Maunganui was our first experience with them. had no idea we would be searching for them and finding them in almost every town..
Slept under a picnic table in the rain. Slept like kings.