Oceanside Motel Whitianga
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... made up of millions of tiny sea shell fragments. Literally, instead of sand it was sea shells! The four of us enjoyed a sunset swim in tepid waters. We climbed soaking wet into the Rav 4 and returned to the B&B for a shower before dinner. Doug was scolded by our hostess for having a small smudge of dirt on his heal. She brought him back outside to hose off his feet while we watched giggling! Once fresh and clean we popped back into town for dinner on the ...
... back to Whitianga.
The next morning we packed up and ventured over to Whitianga Harbour for a look, before enjoying our picnic breakfast at lovely big Buffalo Beach. We hadn’t really spent a lot of time in the town itself, although it had been a great base.
First stop of the day was Hahei Beach, where we parked the car and walked along the beach and up a trail to a spectacular lookout with a view of Cathedral Cove. It’s a popular ...
... on him! The next day we left the far North of coromandel and passing through the village bumped into a man who lived in my local village - Timperley (Sylvan avenue for those of you in the know!) - how random!! We treated ourselves to some green lipped mussels, in battered and chowder format - delicious! Earlier in the morning we'd managed to fit in a half hour meditation session at a Tibetan Buddhist retreat just out of the village - ...
So after the night with Cleo I had a 8 hour drive in some pouring rain to Whitianga. Pronounced "Fit-e-anga"... it's how they tell who the tourists are. Anyways, I was here because I heard about a place called Hot Water Beach. There is some sort of thermal activity that is awesome.
So basically, I got in to Whitianga at 7pm because it was a tough drive and I am a sucker for scenic lookouts. I went to Lou's lookout in ...
Next morning we were picked up by the Kiwi Experience bus and began our NZ adventure! Our bus driver 'cuddles' is hilarious. The way Kiwi works is that you buy a certain pass which can be done in a certain amount of days but is valid for a year and everyday you go to a different place and have the option to do different activities. The first ...