YHA Tidewater Tourist Park
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TravelPod Member ReviewsYHA Tidewater Tourist Park Coromandel
Lovely hosts, they let me work for my accom for a few nights, such kind people. Quiet, like a safe haven from the world. Clean dorms.
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Pete: After posting the last blog at hot water beach resort, we began to upload the photos. We had paid $2 for twenty minutes of internet access. But after 11 minutes of use the computer froze (perhaps because I was trying to upload 26 photos at the same time) so I headed over to reception (using my most indignant voice) to inform them of the …
Hey folks, well here we are in Whitianga, after several days of great pedaling from Colville. What a fantastic day we had leaving Mahamudra centre on Sunday, with the sun shining and a cool breeze blowing. All was good as we headed north but we soon encountered our first traffic jam. Well, sheep jam was more like it...it's one of those classic NZ …
... with our ham and cheese sandwiches. We were hoping to get to Hot Water Beach early, before the tied started to come in. You see, Hot Water Beach has this name because due to the volcanic activity, in low tides, you can dig your own hot water pool in the sand. With a rented spade from the place from where we were staying we marched down to the beach as quick as we could. Within 5 mintues of brisk walking, we arrived to a pack fulled beach. We navigated around the people to ...
... nearby Hot Water Beach. I mentioned before that the area had some volcanic activity and this beach has a quirky geothermal characteristic - if you dig a hole at low tide, you can reach hot water! The hot water comes from a natural hot spring lying under the beach. We didn't dig have to dig too deep before there was a noticeable increase in temperature - definitely an odd feeling compared to the cold waves from the sea!
... tour of the surrounding area; the scenery was overwhelmingly tranquil and engendered a great sense of relaxation. Adequately refuelled, we took a short ferry ride, complete with more serene vistas, into the city to start being fully fledged tourists. A souvenir shop selling all manner of weird delicacies caught our eyes first. Of note was the cow's colostrum tablets, which tasted like a ...