It starts at the main harbor.
People bungy jump from the Sky needle in the background, though not me! There was a container of children books on the wharf.
Great signage on the walks.
There are some nice trails in the parks.
Cornwall park is still a working farm.
At the top of the part is an oblesik.
At end I dipped my toe in the lagoon .
The sign at the end.
From Auckland I took the bus to Thames. Here I spent the night with Peter and Diane. We have mutual friends in Germany. Diane cooked a lovely dinner with fresh vegetables from her garden.
In Thames I rented a bicycle and spent three days cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail .
I spent the afternoon touring an abandoned gold mine .
In Waihi I spent the first night and toured a working open pit gold mine.
At the end I got to hold a troy ounce of gold and a slab of silver. This is what comes out of a 100-ton rock.
The trail through the gorge.
My second night was in Te Aroha.
On the return I walked through the gorge. The ride was about 75 miles.