Arrived 26th February
Departed 27th February
First day on the Stray bus today, a nice early pick up from the city at 7.30am! The driver/tour guide/ mechanic/chef was called Daisy! A lovely guy! We headed to the East coast to Hahei beach where we stayed in a little camping park on the beach. A few of the people I met on the bus (Katie, Emma and a few others) and I went on a walk in the afternoon out to Cathedral Cove! It was a beautiful inlet in the rocks with gorgeous white sand and a small waterfall acting a shower in the corner. A bit tricky to get to as the path was ‘closed’ as there had been a big land slide during the last storm washing some areas of the path away completely, but we made it in the end and was well worth it! For sunset we went to Hot water beach and had to dig ourselves a hole in the sand close to the tide where, literally boiling hot, water surfaced! Something to do with the volcanic activity underground – pretty amazing to sit in hot water on the beach when the sun has gone in!