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From Russell and the Bay of Islands we headed south and east to the Coromandel Peninsula for a three night stay.
We spent a leisurely day driving and stopped at Fairy Falls which was another recommendation from our NZ Frenzy book. We had quite a hard time finding this place, but finally stumbled upon it by accident. It took us about 20 …
... a huge expanse of water which didn't look like the River Thames at all, so not sure what they were thinking when they called it that.
We went to the cheap supermarket called 'Pak'n'Save' to stock up on supplies. We then found the only campsite in sight. It was more expensive than the average cost of a campsite, but we didn't have the energy to drive on to anywhere else. We ended ...
... savage! Biteen sick & dizzy afterwards, but was well
worth it! Afterwards we headed back into town & treated ourselves
to 2 haircuts! Hehe! Broc had a few drinks & I had a look around
the shops & then it was time for the night market, where we do
what we always do & make pigs of ourselves by visiting all the
stalls & sampling everything! That includes the dessert stalls!
During the market there was this english crowd (who we had ...
They also did something that no-one else has ever manged to make me do. I ate mussels, Coromandel Green Tipped Mussels to be technically correct, and I ate oysters - sorry no technical data for these - and, even more surprising, I drank Bailey's with them!! What a turn up!
The Coromandel is beautiful, though in truth I saw most of it only from a passing car. The west coast from Thames ...
... but we managed to find 2 nice holes to wade in. Since we visited at low tide, there was a larger area to wade in, but as time moved on, the tide slowly crept back in destroyed other people's holes.
Our final day at Hahei had us taking the ferry to Whitianga where we had lunch at Blonde restaurant. This was a stone grill restaurant where meat (steak, chicken ...