Travel Blogs from Whangamata
After a fun final 2 days in Auckland exploring more of the city with Cameron and Tom, lunch with verity, Chinese lantern festival and frantic packing... I am finally on the hop on! This morning was very much like your first day at school - a head full of 'what if no one sits by me'...'what if I'm stuck with the smelly kid'...'what if I am the oldest'...' What if everyone hates me'...'what if I hate them'...the ...
... The biggest are the Kauri which can grow like redwoods but most of the giants have long since ended up in wood mills . I took some short clips ,even twittered on about how easy it is to get lost . Every year people do get lost in the bush and not just for a couple of hours but it can be days or weeks! It started to rain again and Yep i lost the trail , spent over an hour trying to get my bearings and was just about to record my ...
... Opoutere. This area is very special and remains, by and large unspoilt and undeveloped. It is rare to find a 5 kilometre stretch of white sand dune beach with not a single house nor any other sign of civilization in sight. Beach access is by way of the quaint wooden footbridge and a leisurely 20 minute stroll through the forest. The beach has a raw beauty with spectacular views out to Slipper Island. Where the beach ...
... around Auckland would be very busy. These Kiwis obviously haven't ever experienced the M25 as their idea of traffic is nothing like ours. We probably had a delay of about 10 minutes as we went past Auckland, nothing like UK traffic jams. Once we got onto the peninsula we pulled up on the seafront to make some lunch. Really getting into the swing of this camper van malarkey now. Our campsite is right on Hahei ...
Took the coast road to Hot Water Beach on the east of Coromandel Peninsula.
Amazing place where you dig your own pit in the sand and the geo-thermals beneath the beach make a lovely toasty spa bath from the bubbling hot water.
Lunch in the cafe then, over to Cathedral Cove for a walk via Stingray Bay to see the power of the sea on the rocks.
Another beautiful home cooked meal with our hosts and far too much wine!
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Other places to stay in Whangamata
125 Pacific View Drive, Whangamata | B&Bfrom $164