NZ Day 2

I don’t have a lot of time this morning before we go to Hot Water Beach & our net connection is slow so forgive me. 

  • Drove south, east, then north from Aukland.
  • Lunch in Tairua.
  • Never seen so many cows/so much cattle in one day; cattle farm (meat cows, not dairy) every 2ish miles with 50-100+ head.
  • Saw some sheep, horses, alpaca, beehives too.
  • Hydrangea are in bloom + a ton of other flowers, including Queen Anne’s Lace.
  • Yes, one can get car sick 2x in one day – poor kiddo (our host’s son Ronald).
  • Walked/hiked all of Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve (Gemstone Bay, Stingray Bay, Cathedral Cove).


4 thoughts on “NZ Day 2

    1. The hiking at Cathedral Cove was difficult for me because I’m so out of shape, but I think it was relatively easy for seasoned hikers. Melanie, our host, said the gov’t spend a ton of money improving the paths & installing the stairways – the path is 6″ think packed dirt & small gravel, with stairs on the really steep parts. But Hot Water beach is easily accessible, though I did see some hiking paths. HTH!


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