Waiwhenua Homestead Farmstay
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... just in time to see the KaKa's being fed. These are parrot like birds very intelligent and can give a seagull a run for its money if they were in Conway nicking fish and chips !! We also saw the tamest wild rabbit he came from the undergrowth to pick up what the birds had dropped. He was not afraid at all the hopped off back into the grass.
We chatted and thought that we really should get a mosey on but ice cream was calling so a Magnum each and then ...
... the strawberry patch (tasty ice cream and strawberries) and the figgery. Hawkes bay is great for cyclist with lots of cycle paths and most of the area is quite flat making it easy going. We also hiked up Te Mata peak, a local lookout point where you can get views across the whole of Hawkes bay: that was a tough hike, especially in a hot day!
Whilst staying at the farm, I also met some of their neighbours including Tony ...
... to tie in with it.
A huge cruise ship was in town. Shops vied for the passengers trade, selling 1930s memorabilia at 'special rates' to the cruise ship passengers! I'm not sure if there were many takers however of elbow length gloves or 1930s wigs!
We ended the day camping down the coast in Hastings, appropriately beside a pebble beach. A nice spot, looking out at the sea, the sun setting behind us. If every day was like this (or even just this warm) we'd be ...
... was to get a shower, but the pool/sauna/steam room were also nice!
Our next aim was the Tongariro National Park, and so we drove in that direction that evening. By the time we got to our intended campsite, it was dark and quite late. We drove in and we were the only people there – so parked up as close to toilet as possible and quickly got ready for bed. It was pretty spooky – you could see the silhouettes of the mountains and trees, ...
... of Hawkes Bay wine and we quite enjoyed it. We have been trying to enjoy some NZ wines on our trek and most of them we have enjoyed. Can you believe the Oosterdam cruise ship was in Napier? I said they are following us. We checked their schedule and they go from auckland to sydney and from sydney to auckland with many stops along the way. We don't have to worry about them as we saw the ship sailing away last ...