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Travel Blogs from Whangarei
... We returned to our town and stopped for the promised ice cream. Laura was hungry and ordered a pizza which turned into two and an early dinner.
We had a late afternoon sesh of boogie on the dunes and then had a mellow evening.
A pleasant day and glad that we got the boys out for a long hike before the weather takes a turn for the worse.
... brew but good all the same. So we decided to take the bull by the horns and go north of Aukland and in the end we made it as far as Whangarai (the "wh" is pronounced as an F!) The journey is as close that you can get to British motorway driving. (We got 6 out of 10 in the quiz, B & M, would have been 7, but had mental block with Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!) Arrived at Whangarai fairly late after 300 miles - 7 pm ...
... fall asleep, but Emma and I were on a roll now, sport and life conversation passing the time as the countryside rolled by. We had a few more stops to make, and stopping for 'the best fish and chips' sounded exciting but service was so efficient it was like a conveyor belt, and we ate on the bus on the way to the Kauri kingdom. Small portions, too, meant we ate at four and then had to find another dinner later, a mark of sheer decadence. The 'kingdom' is a shop, filled ...
... and able to see straight down into the water. Amazing colours, unfortunately both of my camera batteries were dead so we only had our phones. Then we went to another look out giving us 360 degree views of Mangawhai Heads, with all of the hills on one side and on the other the coast. Well by this point it was lunch time and all of us pretty hungry so popped to the bakery and grabbed a few things to go down to the estuary with and enjoy lunch. Back to the house after lunch ...
... He also took alook at our belts to make sure they were ok too. He tightened them up but otherwise they are pretty new and don't need a change. Thank God.... The battery and labour cost was enough.
We decided that we were not going to let that get us down. Plus now with a proper battery we can actually use our cooler so it wasn't a totally bad thing. What if they happened in a completely remote area with no easy access around and we would be charged ...
Other places to stay in Whangarei
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $133
Waverly St., Onerahi, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92
35 Otaika Rd, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $96
54 Otaika Road, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $64
2 Bank St., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $43
260 Kamo Rd., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92