One suggestion that we got from a local in Invercargill was to check out Riverton so after checking out Bluff and having Fish and Chips for lunch there, we headed towards Riverton and Colac Bay where we were to stay.
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Colac Bay is an amazing place and with an 18 degree afternoon with bright sunshine forecast for the next two days, we thought we were in heaven. So close to the water and nice and quiet.
We didn’t count on the fact that the road past us went to a well known Paua place around the corner so there was the odd local heading off for a feed later when the tide went out but only a few went through.
It was a great night and really clear and warm.
We woke up late and after breakfast and cleaning up, as we left we saw the Fisheries patrol there. They very cheerily waved us through their roadblock knowing we weren’t Paua people.🤓
Interestingly I saw two cars go past us out of the area just before the Patrol arrived 🙂
Its a lovely spot and there are well maintained loos there too.
After leaving Colac Bay, we stopped off about 15 k’s on at Monkey Island Reserve which is another bigger free camping area right on the beach. Just a stunner.
We stopped there for lunch. I was keen to stay the night but Fiona was keen to move on.
A beautiful place to stay and there quite a few in tents and a few Motorhomers there too.
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We remember Monkey Island from a previous trip. It was blowing so hard that the flame on the fridge was blown out! Hope you manged to clamber out for a piccie on the Island at low tide.
No I didn’t get to the island. Fiona walked along the beach.
A lovely spot and it would be a nice place st stay.
Good stuff. It’s a gorgeous area. Next time you must turn in to Cosy Nook,between Colac Bay and Monkey Island.
Next time 😀
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