Whangamata

Whangamata

A popular holiday spot for beach life, surfing, fishing etc. Also famous for hosting the annual Beach Hop, NZ’s largest nostalgia event that celebrates the best of the 50’s & 60’s – Rock and Roll, Hot Rods, Classic Cars and Motorbikes, an annual 3 day event every...
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”....