Avalon Thames Motel
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... the sun making the sand even whiter and the sea sparkle, the view was breathtaking.
We spent some time in the cave/under the arch which frames one side of the cove and tried to capture some photographs that we knew would never do it justice and eventually make our way back up the steep track to our campervan.
It was a good job we left for the cove first thing as we past many people heading to the cove on our way and once we ...
... had told us of a new one that opened on 8 March called Waitawa which is at the entrance to the Firth of Thames on the Auckland side. I couldn't find out much about it on the
Internet but phoned up to make a booking to stay overnight. We made our way through the park past a promising car park with stunning views down to the beautiful little bay where we had a swim and learned that the area had once been owned privately by three families who used it for family ...
... night was to be avoided. The area shown on the map as nice and flat on the west site of Mt Rowe is full of House size rocks, cutty grass and supple jack We had
an emergency shelter and were able to cook up some pasta.
I’ve shown on the map areas progress would be slow and possible
alternatives for anyone interested in a repeat.
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... the rest of the day travelling through the countryside up to the Coromandel Peninsula where we plan to spend a few days. There were some beautiful views across the Firth of Thames sea driving along the coastline, before coming more inland and seeing the stunning views of hills and the Coromandel harbour. Our destination for the evening is a campsite just outside of the Coromandel town where we cook up a meal and relax for the ...
... in the far north. We stopped for a quick fish and chips (no mushy peas in NZ which is disappointing) at a small town called Waipu. Waipu has a proud scottish heritage, which is can be seen just from driving through and they clearly advertise their annual highland games. Apparently a scottish reverend brought 800 settlers from the scottish highlands to New Zealand in 1850 and their ships landed in the beautiful Waipu Cove, lucky them! We worked at the Ahipara ...