Last week we had a wonderful three days in the Hokianga. The first day we drove via State Highway 1 and stopped for a delicious lunch of local whitebait fritters at the Boatshed Cafe in Rawene.. The view across the harbour is superb and one can watch the ferry crossing backwards and forwards between Rawene and Kohukohu
We then drove to the lookout at the harbour mouth and walked down to one of the bays before headiing to the Copthorne where we had a "Grab One deal".
Next morning we drove back to Rawene stopping at Kouto beach to see the boulders and for Doug to collect some kaimoana.
In this photo one can see the hard piece of rock around which the boulder formed in much the same way as a pearl is formed.