The Coromandel trip involved a lovely drive up the coast from Thames to Coromandel. It is quite a long trip, several hours, with great scenery and interesting stops along the way. We visited the Driving Creek Railroad with the view from the Eyeful Tower at the top. We went over the 309 Highway to the huge Kauri trees then on to Hot Water Beach where the hot water comes up through the sand. (We actually weren't able to sit in the hot sand the day we went, as the tide was too high.) We had a nice lunch at the Hot Waves Cafe/Gallery then a lovely walk down to Cathedral Cove where some of the Chronicles of Narnia were filmed.
Wayne was our driver/tour guide and he was great. He is extremely knowledgeable about pretty much everything. He loves his country, and is very excited to share it with visitors.
We loved this trip, and I would highly recommend it.
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