Palm Pacific Resort Whangamata
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... sunny and clear. Hooray. Though newspaper headlines predict the arrival of the worst cyclone for forty, thirty or twenty years, depending on the 'class' of publication this Sunday night. Lots more trees, valleys, and greenery and cattle, today, but again, all a bit different. Pleasant enough motel, The Palm Pacific: two bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom, and a small terrace at the back next to a pool. Hot tub. Next to a fire station. If the siren sounds and doesn't stop, then head ...
After Bryan had finished his swimming session with Adam and the Sea Walkers, we set off on a beautiful drive to Hot water beach.
We had our little Toyota car and drove south from Auckland and then East and north again. It was only a small car but it was doing a great job of running us around managing the hills quite well especially with our heavy bags in the boot too.
The scenery was beautiful all the way. Wherever we looked there were rolling green hills.
... walk as recent earth movements had closed some of the tunnels. We had plenty of excitement with some of the tunnels anyway! There was plenty of industrial archaeology to photograph, so we did spend much time at the main site. After lunch of ...Sardines.... where we were befriended by a cockerel, we proceeded to the 1200 metre long railway tunnel which carried much of the ore to the batteries and processing plants. ...
... surrounded by farmland. Ben tried to locate where we were on the map and noticed that we were approaching two small lakes so he said to look out for a road sign with their names on so he could work out which one we were nearest to. We noticed a sign ahead which pointed to the lake so I slowed down to read it....it said 'Lake'.....noo really?!? So we carried on the dirt road until we got to a dead end at a quarry (definitely not the right place!) We turned around and ...
... br> Route
From the Kauaeranga valley walk to Mt Rowe 3 hours
Bush bash to waterfall 2 hours (that’s 250m per hour)
Waterfalls 3 hours
R1 5m swim 5m or bush scramble
R2 1 bolt 20m abseil, swim,20m abseil, swim
R3 2 bolts, Abseil 20m waist deep water
R4 Log abseil 10m
We took 50m of rope plus a 50m pulldown.
Waterfalls to bivi ...