I am having trouble with that Gulf Harbor being so far North?
They have to be on top of whichever extinct Volcano it is (needs to be one with Maori connections as well, that's why I like One Tree Hill but it could be any of them I guess) by DAWN and I don't think they can make it if they drive way up there first, which is what I think Michael is trying to say as well.
New Zealanders are very proud of their indigenous Maori culture, and we were looking to get something of that in the show. We ended up having the teams search for Maori warriors on an extinct volcano (near Auckland), and it was the most magical morning when they arrived: As the sun was rising, there were these warriors doing the haka (a traditional war dance) with a magnificent rainbow over the top of the hill.
There just is no way they can arr 0355, get thru customs, drive north to Gulf Harbor (which seens to be a golf place and their website is down or they are out of business), turn around and drive back to One Tree Hill (or Mt Eden or whichever) , do a 20-30 minute climb to the summit, and be there by dawn.
So I think either we have the wrong Gulf Harbor or the wrong Volcano--maybe there is a Volcano up there?
And I think selwyn told us they drive south
into the North Island but I need to double check that.... YEP, SOUTH it was:
"I am not totally sure where they traveled, but it was out of Auckland south into the North Island (this would fit with Tauranga or Rotorua, or both)."
This is based on reports from crews....