What better way to celebrate Waitangi Weekend than going surfing?!!!
This is a really good surfing beach and much warmer water than in Wellington!! There is a really great campsite by the beach, with a cafe and pub nearby, and a really awesome surf instructor that lives in the village.
(I’ll find out costs of lessons and hiring boards and post more info shortly)
The plan would be to drive up in 2-3 cars on Friday afternoon (leaving Wellington by 4pm to try to miss the traffic), do a bit of surfing and exploring the local area and head back on Monday afternoon. Nearby are walking tracks on Mt Taranaki, or in to New Plymouth for art galleries, cafes n stuff.
So, I think it would would be rude not to :o)