Somewhere special – Wainui Beach

Sometimes, no matter how much you love home, you just have to get away. So today let’s go somewhere very special; Wainui beach, Gisborne, New Zealand. We spent a long weekend there recently. It’s about 3 1/2 hours from where we live. Gisborne is on the east cost of the North Island of New Zealand (just below the pointy right hand corner of the island) and Wainui beach is about 10 minutes drive out of town. It’s a popular surfing spot and also great horse riding (something I’ve always wanted to do). Sometimes you can even have the whole beach to yourself!

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Sometimes people build little driftwood huts on the beach. Mostly there’re small and simple like the one above but sometimes they can be quite elaborate. Someone had the genius idea of building one for a party!

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As places to escape to go, this one is hard to beat! If you ever get the chance to visit New Zealand (or you’re a kiwi – hi!) Wainui beach is absolutely worth visiting. I promise!

p.s. I actually picked up some driftwood and made a little beach inspired DIY which I’ll try to post soon.