Pacific Harbour Lodge
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This morning, we left Auckland to head for the Coromandel Peninsula, stopping in a place called Thames for coffee and to change some money. Coromandel is very unspoilt with rolling hills and lots of pine forests. Our hotel was in Tairua where we stopped for lunch, which we bought from a shop and ate sitting beside the sea. Afterwards, we walked …
... we mean it! Of course, like many hot water beach rookies, we had seen the pictures of the tourists sitting in these large bath-like holes and just decided “yeah, we want a piece of that action”. Little did we know that the actual digging of the hole was secretly a test of the human spirit and will – a real team building exercise – and it seemed to really test team Handy. Our first struggle came the moment we reached the ...
... d try and get a head start on the walk back because a) I was so sweaty I was embarrassed for anyone to see my face and at least that way no one was in front of me and b) because I had the worst possible footwear on and I didn't want to rush to keep up with people so I thought if I was in front I could set the pace - and I did. I chatted all the way down to this Dutch boy about travelling and goodness knows what else, I stopped to show him ...
... is another beautiful part of the world, renowned for its miles and miles of sandy beaches so the first hour after our arrival was spent on a practically deserted beach watching the waves. We then enjoyed a beer sat in the sun overlooking the harbour before walking to the top of a small volcano (hopefully inactive for a bit longer yet) to enjoy the 360 degree view and watch the sun go down. More seaside frolics again ...
... check in for about 1345. Now time was our own. A leisurely meal at Subway a nice latte and then to passport control. Well would you believe it, everything went like clock work, no hassle, no grief no stress. It must have been the best airport checkin that we have experienced. Well done Auckland Airport, and well done to United Arab Emerates who flew us to Melbourne in wide spacious comfortable seats with plenty of leg ...