We went not quite an hour north today to a small country township called Matakana.
A delightful little place with a Farmers Market held every weekend, a gorgeous stationery shop and amazing bookshop, plus a few other boutique shops - gorgeous place. Over run with traffic and people and apparently this was a quiet weekend.
Afterwards a quick look at Goat Island Marine Reserve, but with sunshine, then sideways rain , then sunshine then more sideways rain repeated multiple times, we didn't stay long. A must go back to place in summer. Great snorkelling but when Ryan saw an octopus int the sea, he was outta there! Hilarious!
I love drives like this and came home with gorgeous stationery, red roses and soap from the markets and stationery shop Red Letter.