Travelling south of Auckland on State Highway 2, you are bound to pass through the modest, utilitarian town of Waihi. Most do. It’s less than two hours from the big smoke on the way to Tauranga, the Mount, and of course the popular summertime hangout of Waihi Beach, which is actually a town in its […]
Travel north of Tauranga for a day trip in your rental car and discover some beautiful places to visit – many which are free and child friendly. The route through Karangahake to Waihi on the southern end of the Coromandel Peninsula offers dramatic scenery and some spectacular historic tracks ideal for exploring.