BLACK SAND AT THREE SISTERS BEACH
The black sand beaches on the North Island's west coast are pretty cool for an Aussie that's used to white sand.
It glitters in the sun, gets super hot very quickly, and makes the kid looks like he's been rolling in mud, but brushes off like regular sand once it dries.
Why is it black? I had no idea, so I turned to Mr. Google and discovered it's derived from volcanic rock.
And as we learned ourselves, it's also magnetic.
So cool! 👍Oh, and we freecamped rig
ht by this beach in an excellent spot; they have a little cafe that sells burgers, and another that does coffee and ice cream!