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TripAdvisor Reviews Lavender Hill Waiheke Island
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... extensive WWII tunnels and gun emplacements. Unfortunately for me, the tunnels were closed due to safety issues but the reserve was still open for walking around thankfully - I'll have to go back for another visit when the tunnels re-open (hopefully later this
year or early next). The walk from the car park to the actual site (1.3km) is really nice in itself and its immediately obvious why the name was chosen - there's huge granite boulders dotted everywhere! There's also ...
... I liked most about this beach was the lake at the other side where the sunlight was hitting off the water and making the stones sparkle. There was something magical about it! After that, we saw Hatfield's beach. A secluded beach. Finally we stopped at a lookout in Orewa and parked further up the beach where we snapped some final beach photos. All the sea air had really tired us out so we went home, just in time for ...
... la-San-Diego). It is difficult to navigate, with traffic congestion woes and social issues you'd see in most larger North American cities.
Auckland does not represent what makes New Zealand great and we are glad it won't be our last impression of the country.
... town called Oneroa. It was a quaint island town situated at the top of a hill overlooking the water. We hopped our way from shop to shop, scouting the town like the typical tourists. We enjoyed some time down by the water as well, even though it was quite windy.
The next food stop was at a gelato shop. The hazelnut scoop I had was very good, yet not the impressive part. The gelato galleria was in an ordinary shipping container. These two guys turned a black shipping ...
... tried to get a photo, so here is a shot from the internet.
It was a long but enjoyable day - we left at 8.30 am and returned the car at 4.30.
Both lunch and dinner were catered by the Matakana Market, and dinner was washed down with a local Steinlarger.