When we came out of the supermarket the sun was shining for a few minutes which made us hopeful!!
Onward south we drove through some very heavy rain showers and a few patches of blue sky to Wairere Boulders. The Wairere Boulders are huge boulders 3-4m diameter (if not bigger) in a wooded river valley. The walkway took you over, under and through the rocks. It was amazing!!
|Ruth stood in a boulder cave|
|Luke clambering through the boulders|
|Just look at the size of them!!|
|Luke hiding in another boulder cave|
|The boulders and footbridge|
|Can you see the beautiful patterns carved in the rocks by the erosion?|
We continued our journey south to the small towns of Opononi and Omapere where there was a lookout over the Hokianga Harbour and the Tasman Sea.
|Hokianga Harbour from road|
|Hokianga Harbour from lookout|
Onward we travelled to the giant Kauri tree forest called Waipoua Forest and saw a HUGE Kauri tree which is approximately 2000 years old!!!
|The "Lord of the Forest" giant Kauri tree|