Travel Blogs from Whangamata
New Zealand, aankomst bij de Kiwi's- even wennen.
We zijn nu een paar dagen onderweg. De reis was voorspoedig , maar wel erg lang met 11 uur wachten op Sydney airport en toch weer wat tijdsverschil en jetlag. Sydney en Auckland zijn veel kleiner dan je verwacht en we missen een beetje de levendigheid en kleurenrijkdom van Thailand. Ons …
... the big rain clouds stalked us there. By the time we were in our swim gear, shovels in hand and ready to get down on the beach it was lashing down. That wasn't going to stop us though; we weren't going to drive all this way and cry off... Again. We went down to the beach, each grabbed hold of a shovel and started digging. The waves were getting stronger though and the tide was coming in which was making the whole thing a very tiring ...
... people kept saying! Pete attempted some
rock climbing but the rocks quite literally crumbled away in his
hands. We frolicked in the water and lapped up the sunshine. On the
way back we walked to Sting Ray Bay (where Pete saw some sting rays)
and Gem Stone bay (where we realised there was no beach to sit on)
and then, with the last of our energies, in the blistering sunshine,
we headed back.
We popped into the shops before they ...
... French Canadian. Saw cathedral cove which was beautiful. The rock was very soft and the formations were beautiful. We saw Shakespeare cove - Cook thought it reminded him of the white cliffs of Dover! We saw argrave seaweed, blue cod and lots of snapper. Also saw sea urchins and ray fish. Dolphins had been spotted 2 days previously. Stopped at hot ...
We ambled our way from home to Whangamata via Morrinsville, Te Aroha, Paeroa, the Karangahake Gorge, Waihi, to Whangamata. We stopped in Morrinsville as there was a Country Market on and had a walk around there, had a coffee at Te Aroha. There is a patchwork shop in Te Aroha which i happened to know about and the lady had just completed a French ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking