Anyways, one of the stops we made was at the Pine Harbour market which is held every Saturday between 8am and 12pm. The food here all looked delicious and we tried our fair share of it too. Simon also got himself a vintage French fry cutter from one of the stalls that sold old cookware. I likes how all the stalls were matching carts with their names written on the front on a black board – very quaint.
Following our visit to the market we headed to Clevedon for a look around and then went for a walk around the Auckland Botanic Gardens. At the gardens I picked up a brochure about the Manukau Heads Lighthouse, so we ended up driving all the way out to that. One the way we had a squizz at the Glenbrook Steel Mill, drove on Kariotahi Beach and stopped in at the Waipipi Bird Park on the way. This place is awesome – there was over 200 birds; exotic parrots to swans. The owner brings out one of the Cockatoo’s named Charlie and I got to feed it pistachio nuts from my lips. The place is up for sale though, so I don’t know how much longer it will be about for people to visit :(