A Bay of Plenty (BOP) girl at heart, camping as a child were at locations in the Eastern part of the North Island of New Zealand.
So this is where I admit, I had never actually visited the Coromandel until I met my husband – how guilty are we all for not exploring the magic that our own country has to offer? One of my goals for 2017 is to see more of my own country and capture it’s glory.
Waikawau Bay campsite is an area my hubby, his parents and siblings have frequented since he was a child, an area of tranquility and memories for them all. Obviously things have changed over the years and they have watched the campsite evolve into what it is today. The area is protected by the Department of Conservation (DOC), and they are doing an amazing job at preserving the surrounding area. It is a scenic camping site, with white sand beaches, native bush, and not to mention the birds that have taken up permanent residency along the coast.
If you go before the rush of all the Christmas & New Year Holiday makers – You can pretend (for a moment) that this little slice of New Zealand is all yours!
Oh and there is a public pay phone (which my uncle so proudly services) in all honesty I am rather jealous of his “office”.
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*Disclaimer* No fish were harmed in the making of these photos – all were returned to the sea to be free !
DOC information on Waikawau Bay can be found here
NZ recreational fishing information can be found here