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Mar 25, 2006 - Getting Lost In "the Coromandels"

With newfound confidence in my ability to get a ride (I had luckily already scored a lift from the center of town to the outskirts......where there isn't much around other than the road that I was standing on.) I had the assumption that it wouldn't be too long before a sympathetic driver would pull over to offer me a lift up North. Hence, I was a little surprised that after an hour, I was still on the side of the road with my thumb out. With my look of enthusiasm now turned slightly towards one of begging and the realisation that this was...

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Oct 16, 2005 - The Coromandel Peninsula

Back in Auckers for a few quality adventures and more fandabbydozee days with Shaun and Sarah. We had the offer from the Coathams to visit the Coromandel and to stay in the family holiday house in Whangamata...we accepted of course (rude not to). Helped Frances (Sarah's sis) celebrate her 21st birthday and a quick taste of Auckland after hours (great bars, costly drinks) and off we went to Whangamata (Wongaa for short). A nice drive through small farm towns and through the famous Paeroa, home of the (recently Coca-Cola owned) Lemon and...

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Jul 13, 2005 - Coromendel Penninsula

We arrived in Coromendel Penninsula the next day around noonish, but realized that we really wanted to be on the other side of the Penninsula for another thing that we couldn't do due to the weather. So, we just drove again to the next stop, which was Tauranga and/or Mt Maunganiu for the Hot Springs, which at this point we needed for our unused and stiff muscles, strictly caused by all of the driving!! Now, I don't want you 'all to think that our driving was all for nothing because I have to tell you that all of the scenery here in New...

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Feb 21, 2005 - Coromandel

The Coromandel Peninsula is very scenic - mountainous interior, rugged coastline on the Pacific side and lots of small islands on the Hurakai Gulf side. The weather doesn't do us any favours (to be fair it's only the second or third grey day we've had in four weeks so we can't complain) but it's still pretty. Coromandel town grew up in a gold rush in the mid 1800s but is now pretty sleepy. We spend the night at a camp ground right on the seashore in a place called Shelly Beach - which funnily enough has a very shelly beach,lots of oysters,...

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Dec 15, 2003 - Coromandel

Mon 12/15 the sky was clear and dry! Yeah! We crossed to the coast and traveled along PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) to Coromandel. We again stayed at a Top 10 park that was really out of the way. We had planned to spend 2 nights and go directly to Cruise NZ to turn the caravan in but when we got there we decided one night was enough. Good thing too because the drive in to Auckland took longer than we had thought. It was very scenic, very narrow and very windy. We stopped at a rest stop for lunch and a big logging truck cam flying by our door and...

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