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Sep 5, 2011 - Coromandel - September 2-5

September 2, 2011 Our stay in Auckland was brief as we were hiring a car for the next few days and heading to a part of the country we’d skipped before. The car hire company collected us at around 10.30am and by 11am we were on the road and heading for the Coromandel peninsula. The peninsula is almost next to Auckland but about a 100km drive south and across. The drive was quite enjoyable after the headache that was Bali driving and after an hour or so on the highway we headed into the Coromandel region itself. We headed first for a place...

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Feb 17, 2011 - Arsenal 2 Barca 1

What a great day ! Started with us realising we had made a mistake in thinking that we could base ourselves in Coromandel Town and spend 2 days exploring the whole peninsular from there. In fact, the roads are that steep and windy that short distances take a long time to cover and most of the ‘sights’ are on the other, East coast. So we quickly decided to forego the 2nd night’s fee and save the fuel and time associated with coming back at the end of the day, and set off for the other side. Our original plan was to do a recommended walk to...

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Feb 16, 2011 - En Route to Coromandel

Just a long drive ! Except that the last bit from Thames to Coromandel is really windy and narrow strip between foreshore and cliffs followed by a climb inland and wonderful views down into the inlet and the islands, with clouds topping the distant peaks – reminded us of Lake District but with added sea ! Shelley Beach holiday park somewhat wet from recent rain but nice position and (so far !) very quiet.

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Nov 24, 2010 - NZ: Coromandel

Sur la route entre Auckland et Whagamata (Péninsule de Coromandel), nous voyons encore de beaux paysages idylliques, des fermes laitières et de moutons, de belles rivières et de grands lacs. Du vert, beaucoup de vert... En chemin, nous arrêtons à Thames, une ville située sur une vaste baie, principalement dédiée au tourisme. En effet, les habitants d’Auckland y viennent pour les congés de fins de semaine ou estivaux (décembre et janvier). Il y a beaucoup de montagnes, de végétation dense et de sinuosités. Le chauffeur du bus semble...

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Nov 17, 2010 - New Zealand - Bay of Islands, Coromandel and Auckland

Hi again, So, to the Bay of Islands... We had a wonderful, sunny day exploring the islands on a 65-foot yacht. More breathtaking views and a couple of crystal clear lagoons that were almost warm enough to swim in. It was an interactive trip, so if you wanted to have a go at sailing you could (I was happy sunbathing, funnily enough.) Roland got volunteered into helping with some of the rope pulling, not the natural choice perhaps, but maybe he's growing some sea legs as he didn't get sea-sick for once (either that or those ginger tablets...

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Rolene On Tour

Apr 11, 2010 - Quirky Coromandel Uncovered

Stayed in Tairua the night before. Ran the local must do up Mt Paku.. what else -yes a former volcano. Beautiful views over Tairua - aptly named after the two harbours which you can see from a height. Hot Water Beach Cathedral Cove - 1.5 hour walk from beautiful Waihi beach Cooks Bay Mercury Bay - so named by Capt Cook way back in 1769 on his first voyage as he landed here to see the planet Mercury transit the sky so he could work out the exact position of the north island. The famous Maori (Polynesian) navigator Kupe had come the same way...

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Susan ar Strae 2009

Mar 16, 2010 - Coromandel Peninsula

So, it's the last few days in the camper. Maybe the quickest three weeks of the trip. Doesn't seem like long ago that we picked it up in Christchurch and now the time has come to give it back (after almost 5000km of driving). After leaving the smells of Rotorua behind we headed north toward the Bay of Plenty and the city of Tauranga where we visited the Mills Reef Winery on the outskirts of town. After one or two tasters we continued on north, before camping for the night just outside the gold mining town of Wahia (also after getting lost...

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Jan 14, 2010 - Top of the Coromandel

Well, I just typed this day up and then lost it so lets try again! I woke up to bright blue skies with not a cloud in sight :) We had eggy bread for breakfast which is just delicious :) The perfect camping breakfast. We made our way up the unsealed coastal road to the top of the Peninsular, stopping lots on the way to take pictures of the views and bays. We passed a few DOC campsites where they said it had been too windy to stay. Eventually we reached Fletcher Bay and the end of the road. We had decided to do a 1 hour walk to Poley Bay....

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Jan 13, 2010 - Drive to the Coromandel

So we packed up again and moved onto the Coromandel peninsular today. We drove through Paeroa, where we had lunch. Karen drove while I did some reading and writing. It was good to be able to do that. I drove on from there and it didn't take us too long to get to Coromandel town. It was quite a twisty road, which was right on the edge of the coast. We met several large log lorries coming round the sharp bends, they seemed to ahve no fear of the road and hardly slowed down at all! Coromandel town was quite a sweet little down and so we got...

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Dec 26, 2009 - Merry Christmas from Coromandel

Christmas Greetings from Coromandel ! Well it has been another action packed week down under. Work this week was in Auckland where we worked on multiple projects in parks in the Auckland area. This meant we were based in the volunteer house in Mt Eden Village in Auckland and as Norman was working in the other team, I finally had a room for my self again which was a nice change. It also meant it was much easier to do things in the evening as we were no longer "remote". Besides the usual weeding, this week we had the opportunity to do some...

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Dec 1, 2009 - Trip to Coromandel Town

Here it is December 1, 2009. Time passes so quickly!! We are now here one week and one day! We are back at the Holiday RV park in Manukau (near Auckland) today--this time in the RV section, not a cabin! We picked up our RV yesterday from the Hills. It was a full day of changing ownership of vehicles (you can do this at different places… the first place we went to the computers were down, so we went to a small post office!) For $9.20 we made the transfer. We returned to Allen and Barbara Hills for lunch. Barbara’s 88 year old mother has...

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Nov 21, 2009 - Weekend at the Coromandel Peninsula

Stayed in the 'On the Beach Backpackers'. Lovely :) I will fill the rest in tomorrow but here's something to be going on with! I'll try and explain the snorkling!!! It makes me laugh everytime I think of it! Katie and I had hired some equipment and the lady told us which bay to go to and said there was a snorkle trail you could do with 'boys' in the water to hold onto. She also gave us a leaflet with a very scary looking crayfish on as something to look out for! We got all kitted up and I managed to cut my foot before we had even got in!!...

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