Tuši's blog

Sunday, December 30, 2012


New Zealand: Day 27: Rarawa Beach - Kawakawa - Whangarei - Coromandel - Fletcher Bay

The clouds have been above my head for a couple of days now and quite a big amount of my clothes were wet, including the motorbike gear. Still I put it on and continued my trip to South. My destination today was Coromandel City, where I met my friends from Slovenia, Tadej and Maruša and 2 new guys.

Leawing Rarawa Beach Campsite, where I had 1$ discount for late arrival

Doubtless Bay beach

Gabriel the Steam Engine in Kawakawa went on a trip to Vintage Railway

Whangarei falls drop 26 meters over a basalt lava flow 

Later I visited Abbey Caves, the naturally sculptured limestone outcrops, bluffs, enclosed depressions, sink holes and three significant caves, Organ cave, Middle cave and Ivy Cave.

Entrance to our first cave, Ivy cave

My new friends, Rory and Terry, were following me

Water was quite deep and my clothes were not waterproof enough

We followed the stream and we hold our valuables above the water level


If you enlarge, you can see glowworms.

Rory brought a nice chocolate to the caves and even-though it was a bit wet, it was delicious. Thanks!

 Obviously my Friend Grega Lang has his own beach here in New Zealand and till now, he successfully hide that information away from us. Those days are over Grega! We will come to visit you, so fill up the fridge with you know what!

After a long day finally road to the end of Coromandel Peninsula

Meeting with other Slovenes in this city. Finally!
Quite late I met my friends and we decided to move further north, to Fletcher Bay and to camp there. On the way there we were all stopped by the police, quick alcohol check. We were all able to continue and we arrived to our destination some time after midnight. Beer, tents and time to sleep.

Almost 700 kilometres killed my ass and back today

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