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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 10y

Hi everyone,

What would you do if you have three days off work, baddish weather and a car? (starting off from Auckland)

Thinking of heading either toward Bay of Islands or maybe the Coromandel...but know little of either place...

Suggestions please! :)


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4895 posts) 10y

Both for the Bay of Islands and for Whitianga (don't bother with Coromandel Town, it's a dump) I'd much prefer sunny weather. So instead I'd say: go hiking in Whangarei. Assuming "baddish weather" includes at least a light drizzle, the rainforest there will be absolutely gloriously green and the waterfalls pretty full. The walking tracks might be a bit slippery at times, but mostly they're in very good repair, and the roof of vegetation above you should protect you from all but torrential rains.

I might also say Waitomo, but you've already been there, so that's no use...

Ooh! Or you could stay in Auckland and hang out in one of the $2/hr internet cafes all day, updating your weblog and hanging out with us people! :D

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 10y


Well, it looks like I am now it's going to be the bus...but Ill defintiely look into Whangarei Sander, thanks for the info. ;)