Grumpy'S Motel

20 The Esplanade, P.O. Box 62, Whitianga, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by amyclaridge23


... underneath. This essentially means that at low tide you can dig up a hole and make your own hot tub on the beach. Hilariously touristy we arrived a bit late, rounded the hill onto the beach and I shouted 'I think I found it!' laughing at the hilarious sight of hundreds of tourists crammed into this small area of this massive beach in these dug out holes. As we were late we ingeniously walked around sampling all the abandoned holes but it felt a ...

Coromandel to hot water beach (day 27)

A travel blog entry by maria_devine


... picked up snorkelling equipment before we made the small hike to Gemstone Cove. This bay is perfect for snorkelling as it is full of rocks and boulders, not so great for sitting on though so I made a head start on the hike to Cathedral Cove. The walk here is a hilly costal track that takes you past some beautiful views overlooking the sea and stacks along the coast. Down at the bottom when you get to Cathedral Cove there are two perfect beaches backed with white cliffs and separated ...

Shhhhhh, it's a library!!!

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... which she could tell indicated that he was contemplating running or throwing the phone out of the window before the librarian could reach him, elicited the life line instruction, "press the down button!!!!" Immediately silence was restored, every head quickly bowed and every s****** hurriedly suppressed as the librarian prowled by, looking contemptuously at the foreign wifi users before returning to her station. Sulking out we located a cinema in this small ...

Hot Water - ouch!

A travel blog entry by familyholmes


... water got almost too hot to sit in - really remarkable. One pool next door was uninhabitable with the heat of the water until an Indian family who looked like they sat and walked on hot coals on a regular basis moved in happily.

Soon, the sea came washing through our defences and we had to scramble out leaving the people above us next in line. A nice coffee at the nearby cafe/surf school afterwards rounded off a great ...


A travel blog entry by jgresham


... and there are loads of cool caves to swim out to and its fairly isolated so there was only a handful of others there.

We then cycled over to Hot Water Beach, which unsurprisingly has a geothermal area that means you can dig pools into the sand and sit in warm baths on the beach! However the heated area is about 10m square, which means that you get loads of people pilling down to the beach and sitting ...


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