Blog by Betsy Carstairs

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North Island New Zealand events

There is so much happening & so many interesting places to go in New Zealand. I have heard that The Great Barrier Island is a must see. This coming weekend just happens to be The Mussel festival there so that will be a fun thing to do. The ferry from ride from down town Auckland to The Greal Barrier Island is 3 hours so that for me will be fun as I love to be out on the water. Mussels are really not my favourite seafood but perhaps I just have not had them cooked the right way so will get my chance on Saturday to try them smoked ,fried ,steamed & ??????  Will see if my palate shifts to have a more favorable slant on this delicacy after the weekend's sampling.