WHICH falls are we going to?!
Trip Start Feb 28, 2009
27Trip End Apr 12, 2009
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Where I stayed
Castle Court Motel
Thankfully we had Yoda to consult on how to get there (our GPS uses Yoda's voice to give its instructions for driving :P) and we arrived safely in Whangarei...
Before going to the falls we went to the Whangarei Marina for a quick lunch and there Martijn had a shocking experience. The ketchup they supplied with the meal was actually mostly made out of apples (a cost saving measure Chrissy said)... And you can TASTE that!
Then it was onwards to the main reason for the drive, the falls themselves. A very impressive stream plummeting over a cliff into a little lake that drains away in a small stream.
We went on a little walk that allowed us to see the falls both from above and below and it was really a shame we had already eaten, because below the falls in front of the lake would have made a great spot for a picnic.
While Trude found a nice relaxing spot at the table down by the lake, Martijn and Chrissy both went off along the lake edge, hopping from rock to rock, to try for some good and unusual pictures of the waterfalls and its surroundings. Chrissy was the more succesful one in this venture as she found some rather cool finger-like rocks that we all agreed on were rather cool :)
On the way back home we swung by Waipu Cove for a short walk on the beach (Chrissy sure knows many beaches!!!).