07/02 Whitianga Via the Coromandel Peninsula coast road to Coromandel and Thames and onto Auckland (NI) – 2,266kms (232kms travelled today).

Feb 07, 2020

Another day’s lovely riding with spectacular snapshot views of awesomely pretty and rugged coastlines as well as lots of views near and far to rugged hill and mountain lines over farmland and forest. Spoilt for choice. Turned out another hot day even though it wasn’t supposed to be.


Heading along the Coromandel Peninsula.

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And another.

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A cute little church on our way.

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Almost into Coromandel Town, a view from the lookout.


And the ones doing the looking.

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In Coromandel Town, originally established to mine gold.


Delicious overhead canopies of foliage as we wind our way along the edge f the beach. Lovely.

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Our lunch spot at the back of the hotel. We discovered this last year so called in again.

We are staying the next two nights at an Airbnb in Cleveland Street Auckland and it is dreadful. Not clean, poorly supplied with anything basic to average needs and the management is happy for the inconvenience to be ours. No photo!