Another tough day on the bike, and it was beginning to hurt, so we decided to stop at the next campsite. Luckily for us it was just 3 km away and it was the Whangarei Harbour Camp Holliday, yeah, here campsites are called Holliday Park. The owner Daves, greeted us and offered the best place (considering it was empty), the fact is that the camp has a kitchen, toilet, shower, dryer, washing machine and heating for just $ 20 (10 €), all inclusive. Best of all is the place because Whangaroa Harbour is but a port with 3 bars 1 hotel and plenty of holiday. The view from this place is paradise and fishermen will have port Maori legends while having a beer at the port club, where you can also eat half a dozen oysters for 5 €. Daves also gave us a small tour to St. Paul's, the highest point from where currencies entire peninsula green islands with crystal clear water. It is a mix between romantic and relaxing. Curiously, we were told that the Spice Girls were brought up here.
Although it's a bit outside the city center, about a 20 minutes walk including climbing a hill, it's a very nice hostel, with free coffee and tea all day, very clean and not too many rooms. The outdoor area has a barbecue and great views of the city.
The KINGSGATE WHANGAREI HOTEL is located in the Whangarei area, known as the capital of Northland; In New Zealand, a port city overlooking the sea. In addition to its 95 rooms, the hotel offers a restaurant that gives you views of the Marina while enjoying the local cuisine. There's also a swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym access for its guests.