Thames was about one hundred kilometres east of Auckland. Located around Firth on Thames, (a large bay), the town had a relaxing feel. Continue reading Thames
At the southern end of Pauanui Beach was South End Reserve. With a walking trail leading to Flat Rock and Cave Beach, it was hard to resist. Another trail lead over and around the reserve, but I decided to stick close to the sea. Continue reading Department of Conservation Reserve
Tairua was not far from Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach, but far enough away so I wouldn’t be swamped by tourists.
While I stayed in Tairua, I decided to drive the twenty or so kilometres to Pauanui and take a walk along the sand dunes above the shoreline. Continue reading Pauanui Beach
The Coromandel Coast’s Kuaotunu Reserve fringed the beach on the southern edge of Whangapoua. A grove of pohutukawa trees were bent and twisted from years of extreme weather conditions. Continue reading Kuaotunu Reserve
Someone told me they weren’t impressed with this country town, but I had to disagree. I thought its buildings had character. Continue reading Coromandel Township
Forget the region’s famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach choking with tourists. Just close your eyes and point your finger blindly at the coastline along the Coromandel Peninsula and you’re bound to land on a perfect beach. Continue reading Coromandel Beaches