|A chilly winter's day in Warkworth NZ|
There are some lovely cafes and shops in this township, which sits on the south bank of the Mahurangi River.
I particularly liked Juggles Boutique, which sells new and nearly new label clothing and accessories - it was just so pretty.
|Juggles Boutique, Warkworth|
And I liked the look of The Warkworth Butchery, which carries on the tradition of a beautifully laid out window display.
The town was founded in 1853, around industries such as logging, boat building and a flour mill - all making use of the river which runs into the Mahurangi Harbour, then the Hauraki Gulf.
|A couple of restored wooden steam boats at the wharf|
I ran out of time to whiz around all the junk shops, of which Warkworth seems to have a good supply. Sigh - retirement is so busy.