Thursday, December 29, 2011


We went camping this week and I thought I'd share some photos here as it's been ages since I've shown you some of the beautiful places on our doorstep.   Awhitu Peninsula is just about an hour's drive from south Auckland: you can see the Sky Tower from the beach, but it might as well be in another country.  The camp ground is in a regional park and we had no power, showers, camp shop, hot water; you get the picture.  Luckily we knew all that and went prepared, but even so I was amazed at how peaceful and unpopulated it was so close to New Years.  

Maybe these photos are not a good reflection of it though; there were actually other people there too!

These photos were taken near the Brook Homestead where the first settlers to the area built.  The macrocarpa has the biggest girth in the country, and the kids and Craig had a great  time climbing it. 

The road to the lighthouse and looking across to west Auckland: Huia and Whatipu looked a stone's throw away in places, but it would take more than 2h to drive there! We'll be back, Awhitu...


nzgreenbuttons said...

lovely spot, I went there for my standard 4 camp. Glad to hear you had a nice time, hope you made it back before all the rain!

Erin said...

That looks so beautiful and peaceful !!
I've only travelled in the south island (which was amazing) but looks like there are also beautiful spots in the north island too!!

Ruby in the Dust said...

we were very lucky with the weather; the day after we left it started raining!