I finally arrived at my destination. First I went through a archway with maori statues and right after entering the official area at the airport I’ve been greeted by a huge dwarf statue from middleearth 🙂 ai am so exited visiting all the middleearth related places!
The hostfamily is super nice and they made me feel home very quick! I am also happy to have a bed and not only a tent and a sleeping bag 😉

The vegetation here is unique. There are a lot of unique species of plants. I will post some photos soon! There are palmtrees everywhere, too. But this time they are real ones!

The check of my passport, entry intention and baggage was very quick and nice. I have seen otherwise in the USA.

All in all it had been a very great first day!