This is the second of two tracks recommended to us for a brief walk by the staff at DoC Kaueranga Valley. Neither on their map, nor on any signpost did we see a trace of its name, so we have given it one, as a passing botanist provided a name for a small iris that had flourished in the public eye in California for many many years, all the while totally nameless and unknown to science.
It begins just inside the gateway of the Whangaiterenga Campground, and loops around to the left, returning to the road we came in by, about a kilometre back down the road. (more…)
We spent a long weekend at the Coromandel Peninsula, around the middle of June. On the last day, due at Miranda for a visit about 1.30pm or thereabouts, with a couple of hours to fill, we decided to take a quick look at the Kaueranga Valley, a little to the west of Thames. We called at the DoC office and the extremely helpful young lady took a guarded look at my mature figure and pointed us at the Edwards Lookout Track, together with another which we could continue on to afterwards if we still had time in hand. (more…)
Some years ago we went up to Wilson Rd, off the South Head road, to visit Mark and Lesleigh, and we were taken on their John Deere for a ride out to the coast and along the beach. The route started at a gate by the southern end of Lake Kereta and headed along Deacon Rd to the coast.