Fiona arrived at Waipu just after 11 from Auckland so we set off for Whananaki . We’d never been there before and were looking forward to it. Fiona followed in the Qashqai and after a quick stop at the dump station in Whangarei, we were off. The turnoff is just after Hikirangi and from there it 20 odd k’s of a really windy road in parts.
As we came into Whananaki, it was a sight to behold. What a lovely place. It is largely populated with amazing little baches but there is a Camping Ground there. We were heading to the DOC park in Otamuri bay over the hill.
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It’s a huge park right on the beach with all the usual DOC non smelly long drop loos but not much else but a beautiful spot. After all the rain we have had, the sun was out and for the middle of June, it was quite hot and very pleasant.
I went for a drive back over the hill in the car to get some piccies of Whananaki and a walk on the beach for a look around.
We sat out in the sun with a cold one, with some cheese and crackers and after tea in the Mitzi, retired to Rafe to watch some rugby.
No cellular coverage so no internet. We got to talk to each other 😃 But a fantastic spot to stay.