I felt as though I had aged six years by the time I found a parking spot. I also had a kilometer-long walk to ruminate on my mistake of being in a car anywhere in New Zealand during a holiday.
The city of Tauranga was packed to the brim, both with travelers looking to see the next view, as well as Kiwis looking to drag their kids to the beach.
“Packed to the brim” in New Zealand means that you can see twenty unrelated people at the same time.
I also saw a cool graffito.