Her Ladyship decided that she was in desperate need of a haircut but was rebuffed by two salons in Dargaville so on we went towards Opononi. Having stopped at a lookout in the Kauri forest at Waipua we drove on further through the forest to see the largest Kauri tree left standing, Tane Mahuta (see the information in the photo below). This is majestic and it’s difficult to give a true impression of its scale in photos.
Having arrived early at the Lighthouse Motel at Opononi we explored the beach and surroundings having an excellent late lunch at the Schooner cafe high in the hills overlooking the bay.
After a quiet afternoon we repaired to the pub for enormous Pizzas. The diet starts in earnest again tomorrow!