|Took off on the Flying Kiwi tour today... The first tourist and only tour group I've ever tried. It's a bit like the Green Tortoise on the west coast, except the bus seats don't fold down or have bunk beds. Pulling a trailor behind us with our camping gear, full kitchen and groceries, boogie boards, and loads of mountain bikes, we toured around "beyond the tourist trail"... stopping for some great hikes, picnic lunches, and swims... Though it was partially very relaxed we really were flying from destination to destination. Much to see on a 28 day tour of an entire country...