Mt Maunganui, North Island, New Zealand:  We loved this spot!  After 20+ days of searching for sun and warmth, we finally found it in Mt Maunganui.  Our campsite was nestled in between an extinct volcanic cone and the ocean, and each morning’s alarm clock was a concert of baaaahing sheep, whipping wind and crashing waves.  Needless to say, we were really excited about this spot so we stayed 3 days.  Each day, we hiked the mountain and cooled off in the Pacific.  It was the perfect spot to slow down, take in some sun and enjoy our last few days in this beautiful country.