There's a fair bit of road distance between Tauranga and Taranaki - especially if you're travelling via bus! So we decided to stop overnight at Mokau and relax. For those of you who don't know Mokau is a little seaside town about an hour and a half from my parents place. It's a fantastic west coast beach - black sand and rugged - and the "Whitebait capital of the North Island". Here's some pictures of us on our Mokau mini break!