The weather hasn't been so perfect like this for ages! First hike is Te Arai Reserve in the north, 1.5 hours away from home. Love the rough road going to the park. Nothing our tiny car can't handle.
Lunch was served at the back of the car - grilled liempo and fried rice, flushed down with cold coke, chocolate donuts for dessert. Could pass for a perfect date. I'm cheap like that :)
Te Arai boasts of walking tracks, horse tracks, beach area for swimming/surfing, grazed areas, sand dunes.
I especially loved the white beach with long and wide coastline, the lagoon, a thousand splendid shells, tree-lined paths, and more lush views.
And the bluffs... how could I ever forget the bluffs? It deserves a separate post. The bluffs deserve a separate post... Yes, they do. Did I say I need a separate post dedicated for the bluffs?