We were squatters at Hot Water Beach, a puncture and repair job in nearby Whitianga stole most of our soaking, and all of our digging time. We arrived spadeless and hoping for an abandoned hot pool. The sea had already started its push toward the high tide mark and fortunately for us some people had dug their free spa and moved on.
We sat in a big hot puddle and watched fierce waves in the distance. The waves would eventually wash away all evidence that we were here, in a hot pool of water surrounded by foreign accents … Read the rest
Before you get to The Waterworks you’re probably going to see some free range pigs, if you stop they will run after you and expect food. Don’t be meanies like us and stop empty handed, slices of bread will do.
Free range pigs in hot pursuit
All sorts of stuff has been recycled or reused to create The Waterworks including potties, broken sunglasses, and pots and pans. A giant water powered music box has been made out of old car parts and butter knives, and dogs are made out of gumboots. There’s a decent dollop of humour in the park … Read the rest