A young couple from Frankfurt, Germany stayed at Waihi Beach as part of their honeymoon around New Zealand. They came to see wether the stories were true about the wonderful nature and breathtaking scenery.
They wanted to go as far away as possible from home as they figured this trip would be the last long trip for a few years with long holidays being hard to come by currently in Germany.
They fell in love with the beach at their front door. They discovered Orakawa Bay and enjoyed being 2 of only 4 people there.The setting to them was magic and they enjoyed a peaceful afternoon under the trees.
A day trip up the Coromandel also beckoned - we pointed out the highlights prior to them leaving so they headed off for a day of exploring. They enjoyed Opoutere and Onemana as they were off the beaten track. They dug with the many other tourists on Hot Water Beach for the hot water - finding the water extremely hot as we had advised.
They also went down to Cathedral cove and saw some of the beautiful Mercury Bay.