After picking up our Spaceship, learning how to drive on the other side of the road, & FINALLY making our way out of Auckland we took the scenic route along to the coast to Coromandel. Truly the curviest coast ever and the smallest lanes possible.
While on the drive to we stopped at a road side oyster shack and had some of the most delicious and rather cheap local oysters. After a few more hours of very stressful & beautiful driving we arrived at Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. Why the long detour on windy roads??? To get to the most incredible natural phenomenon in New Zealand, a beach that two hours on either side of low tide you can dig you own private HOT TUB! Thats right people! After a good 35 minutes of digging Gil & I with two other blokes dug ourselves a hot tub at pm and spent a couple hours stargazing on one of the clearest nights in months.
Feeling relaxed & grateful!