Driving Creek Villas
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Well, this place is amazing. We are in the bush, in a kauri wood villa with all mod cons including a hot tub. It's fab and well worth the drive.
Today, we ventured out to the neighbouring Driving Creek Railway, a quirky triumph of nature and technology designed by Barry Bricknell, a painter/potter/engineer extraordinaire. The railway …
... rock to help them get to the top! Anyway it was a hazardous occupation and I am sure there were plenty of broken knees.
The first morning it poured with rain till midday so we just stayed in bed and read our kindles! We got up and had lunch under a shelter in the campsite, and decided to go for a 3 hour walk up to some Giant kauris. OMG! We climbed 598 steps to get there!!! Christina was hanging by the end but recovered pretty quickly so her level of fitness ...
... flops - it was sunny after all - but the footing was probably better suited to trainers or boots as we had to navigate through the mud and fairly large puddles as we worked our way down the cliff faces to the white sands of Cathedral Cove.
Back in the car for a few minutes with our spades in the back we set off for the Hot Water Beach with the hope to dig ourselves our own mini hot pool ...
Left Kerikeri early (for us) and set off on our journey to Coromandel. Our first stop was Kawakawa to see the Hundertwasser toilets. However before we got to the toilets we visited the Kawakawa train station where some very enthusiastic people are making old diesel and steam trains run and offer trips mostly at the weekend. One of the guys showed us around and told us all their plans and about Wallie Titchener who keeps giving them money to get things ...
... 30 minutes going and 50 on the way back due to the uphill climb. It was definitely worth it, and I apologies for all the nice photos in the sun... I promise it does rain here too, I've just been lucky/watched the forecast when I've been out!!! The rest of the evening was devoted to chilling and eating fish and chips, as well as the discovery of leaving my sleeping bag behind...big mistake. Temperatures here are still going below 10 degrees at night, and it ...