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Lyn & John Jarden’s Travel Diary

Friday, 06 Apr 2018

Location: Thames, New Zealand

MapOnce again the morning started fine and warm and remained that way all Day. The drive through to Coromandel town was very slow as there were lots of road works and it is quite narrow but the views west toward Auckland were stunning which made up for the stop starts along the way.
We called into Coromandell town but parking with the van was non
Existent so we did a crawl through and headed off to Whitianga. We had a few Kodak stops on the way and arrived here about 11:00am. After setting up it was onto town, info centre, op shops and then back to the van for a quick lunch and then off to see Hahei and Hot Water Beach. They were lovely spots and the water at hot water beach had just started flowing when we got there and there were heaps of people with spades digging there own little spa pools. Some of the water coming out of the ground was too hot to stand in, however I managed to scrounge a spade and dig my own little bath!
After this it was back to the van, a quick tea and we intend heading off to the Mercury Bay club to watch rugby. Tomorrow it is off to Tauranga.