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arrived late yesterday afternoon after 5 hour journey. The nearer we got to here the windier the roads became. The journey was completed in perfect weather, the best day so far. Weather now settled, temp around 22 with little wind.
What could be better when you wake up on the other side of the world than listening to the latest episode of 'The Archers' whilst drinking a cup of English Breakfast Tea? 'Nothing', I hear you answer, and you are right.
We had a very long (6 hours plus) drive yesterday (Tuesday) from Opononi down to Whangamata in the Coromandel Peninsula, …
... seem to be in the part of town that isn’t that far away from retail parks with large supermarkets, large DIY stores, car sales pitches, bathroom show rooms and an abundance of fast food restaurant chains. This isn’t really an issue, as our location is central to most of the points of interest we want to visit, many of which are of outstanding natural beauty. Oh and did I mention, the campsite has two private outdoor naturally heated geothermal mineral spa pools for guests to enjoy!
... little hot water hole in the sand. The 1st spot however was unsuccessful the water was only slightly warm. So we moved a little and dug another hole which quickly filled with steaming water! We stayed there quite abit of time it was so relaxing. The beach by now was pretty full of tourists doing the same thing! Then i had to bike back to the hostel and get changed out of my wet gear and ready for the ...
... Orca whales chasing the Stingrays onto the beach and he himself has even seen a shark jumping out of the water. Pretty god job he held this information back as James would almost certainly have had to do it on his own.
Unsurprisingly (as most things are when James pushes me to do them) the experience was amazing. Our first stop was a secluded beach, home to the famous rock formation Cathedral Cove - it was beautiful. In this gorgeous ...
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101-103 Beach Rd., Whangamata | Motelfrom $95