Is Pikiri beach, near the Goat Island Reserve, worth checking out?
We are considering staying there for the night after snorkelling/checking out Leigh/Goat Island Reserve and then heading to Tauranga the following day. I've heard this is about a 4 hour drive is that correct? Any route suggestions? Stops on the way?
One concern I have with staying at Pikiri is what if the weather is bad? Is there things to do inside near Leigh if it is raining? I doubt we would spend much time snorkelling if the weather isn't nice. We will be there in the middle of April and from what I gather it could go either way.
The alternatives are:
1. Drive straight to Tauranga from Leigh after visiting the reserve
2. Stay somewhere between Leigh and Tauranga
Any opinions? Suggestions?