Opononi Hotel Limited
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Day 8 – Sat 14 March – Opononi
What a view from our bed! We are parked with a view out over the Hokianga Harbour.
Bruce tried his hand at muffin-making caravan style this morning and after doing a taste test we agreed they were fantastic. It was laundry day today as there ...
... had to be a geocache hidden there too.
There had been no cell phone coverage in the kauri forest area so we turned on our cell phones. They went mad with messages warning us about an approaching cyclone! We knew nothing of this. However we'll watch the TV weather tonight and make any changes of plan if necessary.
We did have to go to Plan B as the ...
... became famous in 1955 when a young bottle-nose dolphin came into the Hokianga Harbour. Opo became a sensation and attracted hoards of holidaymakers to see his antics in the bay, swimming and playing with the swimmers, but it did not end well as he was found dead, maybe from to much playing and not enough time spent catching food. The lady in the visitor centre remembers swimming with Opo ...
... we head next door to the cafe. We have a nice lunch and my first caramel coffee of New Zealand - yum!
We then get more acquainted with the area, look at some second-hand books (and I buy Gone Girl which is addictively good) and find an ATM.
The weather is still rainy and we think what a shame it would be if you come on a day trip but luckily we have 5 days in the area and right now we are heading about 20 mins inland to ...
... It had a kitchen on site so we were able to cook a simple pasta and sauce meal in an actual kitchen to save stinking out our camper and using our gas. It was late by the time we’d eaten so we just had time to watch a movie in bed before sleep.
Cloudy, showers, windy, cold
Waipoua forest to Cathedral Cove (28/08)
Not a lot to report today other than over 8 hours of driving. Even the scenery today was a bit non-descript, not helped by ...