We took the Intercity bus to a city called New Plymouth. Located on the western coast of North Island, this is good location for surfing and attempting to summit Mt Taranaki – the lone mountain. We stayed in a hostel called Egmont Eco Leisure Lodge and it was one of the best places I have stayed in. 2 kms away from the city centre, this hostel had a sprawling lawn and spacious rooms. I bonded with other people in the hostel over football, Naruto and Boruto.