Day 6 – Nov. 27 – Punakaiki

Up early in order to find Bin Inn – a 100% owned and operated NZ franchise that sells bulk items from baking to brewing and all kinds of international products.  We shop there regularly in Whangarei and we were cooking as we traveled so it was convenient, if we could find them.  Another day of beautiful landscape to drive through as we headed over to the West Coast along Buller Gorge, a narrow road with heavy rock overhangs, stopping in Westport for lunch at “Fill the Soul” aka J’s restaurant for great potato wedges fried perfectly crisp – it still makes my mouth water just thinking about them.  We arrived at Te Nikau Resort late afternoon and had the wee “Kowhi” cabin to ourselves until a family of 3 arrived.  One bathroom, tiny kitchen, small fridge, equally small kitchen table and living room.  Fortunately it was just one night and our bedroom was very comfortable.  The next morning we took a short walk along Truman track with breathtaking views of the ocean.

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