We are now into the last couple of weeks of our Northland adventure. Our plan is to be back in Whangamata sometime during the week of 11 March although we are giving thought to a visit to Raglan on the following weekend (15 March) to do another bit of West Coast fishing. We both agree that by the time we get home we will have had a brilliant two months on the road.
We are currently settled in at a Department of Conservation site (Uretiti Recreation Reserve) at Bream Bay. It’s one of the better DOC sites with plenty of private parking, sealed roads, good facilities and only 10km north of Waipu.
Our plan from here is to stay at Te Aria Point – Managawai Forest Camp on Thursday night, Matakana on Friday and Saturday night (the Saturday market is the drawcard there), Martins Bay on Sunday and Monday night, Long Bay Tuesday night then Takapuna Wednesday and Thursday night. We are not quite sure ‘where to from there’ – maybe to have a look at Port Waikato area. The above programme is subject to change of course.
We are looking forward to Beach Hop Weekend in Whangamata (21st to 24 March) and catching up with our friends who make the pilgrimage to stay with us on that weekend.