November 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm #1304
Mid last week the much better half says we have nothing planned for the weekend and so we should go away on the bikes. Dr’s orders say I have to take things easy and I’m only allowed to road ride at the moment so we pick a direction, do some quick googling and decide & book accomodation for Friday and Saturday nights, the rest was left open.
Friday night we stayed at the campground at Opoutere Beach, the road into Opoutere has some stunning views.
If you want somewhere stunning, secluded and a little out of the way I recommend this place. Basic but beautiful. The only thing to plan for is the water out of the cabin taps is not potable, though a 2ltr bottle of drinking water was supplied in the cabin fridge.
Attachments:November 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm #1308November 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm #1312David ButlerParticipantRank: 50cc Rider
I know that area, has to be some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. But so crowded…;-)
Dave BNovember 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm #1313November 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm #1317
Omokoroa was the destination for the day. For a side trip we took the ferry at Omokoroa over to Matakana Island. It turns out Matakana only has 6-8km of sealed road and about that much again of gravel that you can ride/drive. 80% of the island is private forestry land that is inaccessible without a permit.
Attachments:November 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm #1321
Sunday we had an uneventful ride home to Hamilton again, though we stop stop at Mclaren Falls at the top of the Kaimai’s and Jennifer showed me the awesome Mclaren Lake park and campsite. I’ve been to Mclaren falls quite a lot as a teenager, but never knew there was an awesome park and camp right behind the falls!
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