Day 6 and I drove to Whakatane with a view of Mt White offshore which is New Zealand's most active volcano.
Then I bypassed Tauranga and drove onto the Coromandel Peninsula. A short stop in the town of Whitianga.
I drove across the peninsula to the town of Coromandel.
I stayed 2 nights and spent Day 7 driving to beaches north up the coast
Then inland to a stand of Kauri trees which covered this area until logged by white settlers.
There was a view of Castle Rock.
Then I backtracked over the hills to the beach at Whangapoua and I could look back at the other side of Castle Rock.
(Note for non-Kiwis - in Maori Wh is pronounced F)
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