Sunday, August 19, 2007

18Aug07 Orere Point

South of Auckland on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf, via Clevedon or Maraetai is Orere Point and an excellent camping ground. It's a short journey from Auckland and easy travelling for even a single overnight trip or even a day trip.There’s plenty of camping space available plus some hard stand for motorhomes close to all the amenitiesThe amenities included a very large clean kitchen. Unfortunately for us on this trip the weather wasn't so great with a mixed bag of sunshine and rain pushed along by, at times, a strong wind.Orere Point whilst there is a point is really a shingle beach that is well known as a launching place for those wanting to get their limit of mussels (shell fish) and to do a spot of fishing.During bad weather Orere Point, as you can see by the nature of the beach, can be a little bleak and doesn’t lend itself to shore based fishing without trekking some distance either way.On the way to and from Orere Point from the North is Kawakawa Bay, the last larger holiday settlement.During the holiday periods, for these inner Hauraki Gulf locations, it would pay to book or at least check to see if there’s space available to stop over as being so close to Auckland they are very popular.

2 comments:

Terry Daniel said...

Hi Baz
I read your expoits mate :-)))
Is it just 'coincidence" that a lot of the places you are visiting are the self same ones we used to do just a ;few years ago' with surfboards on?? :-))
Good to see you and raywene getting around NZ and enjoying life - its too bloody short to be sitting at home watching TV
So when are you going to put the rig on a ship and come over to Aussie????

The Italian Job said...

Yes you are very right about the locations - more to follow watch this space. The planning is already underway to cross the ditch.