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Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove – Whitianga, New Zealand (Day 5)

Today began with a short tour of Auckland that included going to Mt. Eden (one of many dormant volcanoes in Auckland).

Auckland CBD from Mt. Eden

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Afterwards we made our way to the Coromandel Peninsula, stopping at Thames for lunch and then heading to Hot Water Beach. If you get out this way, definitely check out Hot Water Beach, but before going make sure to check the tides. You can only make your own personal free hot pool during low tides. If you don’t want to dig your own hole, why not invade someone elses?

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Hot Water Beach was followed by a nice hike to Cathedral Cove. Another must do if you get to the Coromandel.

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A pretty full day ending with a nice spaghetti dinner cooked up and served by the hostel. And guess what else? We found some more Jenga! Beautiful. We ventured out to see what Whitiangi night life had to offer, but were pretty disappointed and returned home to get a good nights rest.

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Tour progress so far:


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