Stony Bay, Coromandel NZ

Stony Bay, Coromandel NZ

A few more kilometres on, we came to our first big “WOW” moment of the day which was our first sighting of Stony Bay. Prior to this, the road had headed inland through bush and away from the coastline and coming out into an elevated clearing from previously having...
Sandy Bay, Coromandel

Sandy Bay, Coromandel

Sandy Bay is a lovely sheltered stretch of beach and small beach settlement – looked like a beautiful spot for a holiday house if you prefer a bit of isolation and can handle the road getting there. Adventure Motorcycle Nz, Adventure Motorcycles New Zealand,...
Bugger Cafe, Kopu

Bugger Cafe, Kopu

First stop for our first coffee of the day was the Bugger Cafe at Pipiroa (a couple of kms before the Kopu bridge). www.buggercafe.co.nz. Highly recommend a refreshment stop at this quirky cafe… very cleverly based around the édgy’ word or expression – “Bugger”....
Port Charles Wharf, Coromandel

Port Charles Wharf, Coromandel

It’s worth popping down to have a look at the Port Charles wharf and get absorbed in the expanse of the harbour inlet and check out the number of boat moorings.  There is just a wharf here with no actual boat launching ramp – apparently James Cook sailed into Port...
Waikawau Bay, Coromandel

Waikawau Bay, Coromandel

Coromandel to Waikawau Bay. There are 2 ways to get there one going through Colville which seemed a little longer on the map and one via Kennedy Bay. We were intending to cover both of the routes either arriving, or departing, from Waikawau Bay so headed North East on...