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Omokoroa Beach

A Short drive to the local Bird Sanctuary not far from Omokoroa Beach, we feed the birds as we go round, cool place, pools, nearby estuary, different types of birds. Head north towards the Peninsula stopping in Whangamata on the beach front go for a splash in the sea on the golden sand. Head north to the Coromandel Peninsula stopping to camp at Hot Water Beach campsite. Wander down to the beach in the late afternoon to see the exposed Hot water pools bubble through the sands. Tues. 07.Jan

A constant follower
A constant follower
Garden in the Bird Sanctuary
Garden in the Bird Sanctuary
Garden in the Bird Sanctuary
Garden in the Bird Sanctuary
Over the hills .......the Coromandel Peninsula
Over the hills …….the Coromandel Peninsula
Whangamata Beach
Whangamata Beach

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach...spot the attraction
Hot Water Beach…spot the attraction

Hahei Beach

Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach

Coromandel Peninsula

Decide to drive around the Coromandel Peninsula and head for Auckland in the evening. Visit the beach at Hahei and Cooks Bay close to Hot water Beach.
Travel back inland to circle the bay to reach Whitianga, stop in the town centre for a break. After the busy town centre travel around Mercury Bay through Coromandel Forest. Stop at the beautiful Kuaotunu Beach our furthest north position. Drive around Whangapoua Harbour and then up and over the mountains to Coromandel stopping at the apex of the pass to look back towards the bay on one side and towards the firth of Thames on the other. Slow drive along the western side of the peninsula travelling next to the shoreline. Head inland and across to the campsite in Miranda an hour from Auckland. Sit in Hot water pools to soak our last NZ evening away. Wed. 08.Jan

Kuaotunu Beach
Kuaotunu Beach
Kuaotunu Beach
Kuaotunu Beach
At the apex....Coromandel Forest
At the apex….Coromandel Forest
View over the Coromandel
View over the Coromandel
The Firth of Thames
The Firth of Thames
Roadway along the Firth of Thames
Roadway along the Firth of Thames
The Coromandel Peninsula. The Firth of Thames
The Coromandel Peninsula
A last stop next to the shoreline. The Firth of Thames
A last stop next to the shoreline.

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