If it’s good enough for the kiwis, then it’s good enough for us  -we walked 10k today – barefoot!

OK – it was along Opoutere Beach, which I guess is cheating a bit, but it was a start.  We were practically on our own on this beautiful beach despite glorious weather.  We saw seagulls and oyster catchers, but did not see the endangered NZ dotterel.

Whangamatā is pronounced Wanga-matt-are rather than Wangamatter – which is how the Aussies say it, apparently.  Locals like it to be pronounced correctly.

Foodie firsts:
Mac’s Birthday Suit Ale – designed for savouring and we did.

Orange and choc chip ice creams at Whangamatā beach.

​Kikorangi Cheese – a creamy golden curd with rivers of dark blue – enjoyed with a few dates back at our B & B.

Finding a sand dollar – well it as a 2 dollar coin actually.  So that’s item 17 on the Whangamatā bucket list ticked off!

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