For a trip in Oct/Nov this year, we'd picked out the "Shearwater on the Estuary Motel" in Whitianga but can't find any reviews.
It looks ok on their website;
.... and priced ok for our family of 4, with pool (or kids always like a pool, even though the beach is so close, free use of kayaks etc.
We fancy visiting the Hahei beach, Cathedral cove and hotwater beach too, so I guess it's not too far away from these. We've planned to stay 2 nights BTW - driving straight from Auckland Airport.
Anyone have any thoughts on the motel or our plans? Is kayaking alone in the area pretty safe?
Thanks in advance.