Papa Aroha Holiday Park
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... when an air raid siren sound burst into action first thing. With all of the weather we'd had we anticipated a burst dam, a tsunami or the earth to crack open but it turned out it was the Volunteer Fireman's call to action. A bit O.T.T. we felt but at least we were up. The power had been cut over night so we made use of the campers stove to heat up some porridge and make some tea before heading south. To do this we had to wait for the all clear from the ...
... living the dream, we pulled up into our car park for the night.
We made certain not to make the same mistake with camp sites the next day, checking into one ridiculously early, still, it put our minds to rest (ahem). As we now had the rest of the day to explore the area, we ventured out toward “Cathedral cove” a spectacular section of beach and home to one of the “must do” walking tracks. It ...
... Fish and Wildlife Service calls “recovered” even
though managers may literally have to truck a few individuals back and forth
among isolated small populations in order to maintain the species’ genetic
diversity over the long term? What is a “recovered” population? What is a zoo?
What is “wild” and how much are we willing to do to keep or restore truly wild
populations? What do we want for our kids and grandkids to experience in the future?
... out of the township... to get to Raglan. It's a neat store. Spent many-a-dollar there and it is worth every penny. Very cheap and remember the staff there are all lovely and more than willing to tell you what goes on in the village. :)
Live bands Friday and Saturday nights, blue grass seems to go off there too.
Do not pass Waiomu without having a coffee there too. The cafe has panoramic views of the gorgeous beach, which is also a good one to swim at on that side.
... something truly unique, however, unfortunately we arrived too late (or too early depending on how you perceive it). While chilling on Hot Water Beach it is possible to bathe in a hot pool at a low tide. You just have to bring a spade or eventually you can rent one in the local café which we randomly chose for lunch that day. Then you must start to dig around to find a hot water source. When you finally have it you are more than welcome to prepare your own spa ...