We made a leisurely drive up from Marfell's Beach to White's Bay, and another Department Of Conservation (DOC) campsite. White's Bay will always stick in my memory as the first beach I visited in New Zealand, and for that reason I have a bit of a soft spot for it.
It did not disappoint this time either. The weather was beautiful until it started raining overnight, and we were even treated to the call of the morepork as we fell asleep, and a visit from a weka - one of NZ's big brown flightless birds.
As well as all the usual beachy stuff like sand and sea, White's Bay has a huge rock which almost begs to be climbed.
|If you look carefully, you can see SJ lying belly-down on top of the rock!|
On the other side of the beach there is an arch in the rocks which you can scramble around, and explore the little rock pools. See view back to beach from the rock arch, in first photo above.
|Dad exploring the rock arch at White's Bay|
|One geocache took us to Rarangi's millennium rock, which was a very interesting find. . .|