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 …
... It’s a great road, but a bit hair-raising at times! We stop partway along the 309 at a place called the Waterworks. It’s a place kiwis love apparently, a local 'theme’ park seemingly designed by a mad genius with a passion for engineering, recycling and water! We can tell straightaway what sort of place it’s going to be when Vin starts pumping on a shower, only to get soaked by one hidden away in the trees above – ...
... e mails and blog entries. We had lunch back at our place then went to the beach at Pauanui. This is the same beach that had the shark warning the first day we were here....Tairua and Pauanui are both on the Pacific coast and are excellent bases from which to explore the east coast and offshore Islands of Slipper, Shoe and the Alderman, and even the craggy mountainous backdrop to the west ...
... and Hikuai. We had a lovely room looking directly over the harbour and all it's activities and spent a very relaxing night there. Although the harbour water looked very inciting we declined to go for a dip so late. This area is jam-packed with incredible scenery, ranging from the sheltered harbour and offshore islands of Tairua and the picturesque beaches of Pauanui and ...
... had a kayak on the tour around New Zealand as everywhere we had been would have been perfect to go out! Whangamata was next in the list of places to stop, having arrived at maybe 3pm we parked up and had a look around the shops. Having an attempt to fix Becky's flip flops by sewing the piece that came lose back in, this didn't really work though as the sole was too brittle. With this plan failing it was a perfect excuse for her to buy some more, a few shops and some were chosen, ...