Northern Coromandel Secluded Secrets
Door to Door Pick Up, All Transport, Accommodation, Activities, Travel Insurance and Meals as listed
DAY ONE L, D
Join us today as we make our way to Northern Coromandel. We will meander our way through to the town of the Thames, stopping off at the fabulous Raupara Gardens. Rapaura is an example of being in harmony with nature. Abundant native bush and ferns, birds (Tuis, Fantails, Silver Eyes and Wood Pigeons), meandering walk over bridges and streams and a bushwalk to a cascading waterfall. There are seasonal displays of native and exotic flowers. All interspersed with garden art. Here we will enjoy lunch and then onto Coromandel Township via the beautiful coastal drive. From here, let's continue over the hill, north to Port Charles and our accommodation at Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at the onsite restaurant.
DAY TWO B, MT, L, D
Today we will take the time to explore this less populated area and discover some of the beautiful natural vistas unique to Coromandel. We will enjoy morning tea and lunches along the way. Highlights will include secluded beaches, including Port Jackson and Fletcher Bay. This evening we will dine at the Retreat.
DAY THREE B, MT, D
This morning we will farewell Port Charles and make our way back to Coromandel Township. We willtake some time to explore this quirky small town and visit Driving Creek Railway taking the 1-hour train trip through the native kauri forest. The rail line includes two spirals, three short tunnels, five reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up to the mountain-top terminus, called the Eyeful Tower. We then make our way over to the East Coast to Whitianga tonight. We will be staying at 'The Beachside Resort', one of NZ's most popular holiday hot spots over summer. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.
DAY FOUR B, L, D
We take a short drive to the Wharf with breakfast behind us to meet the Glass Bottom Boat. Sit back and watch the prolific marine life through the glass panel within minutes of leaving the Wharf. Visiting Shakespeare Cliff, the beautiful surroundings of the Cooks Beach Blowhole and get up close to the world-famous Cathedral Cove. We get nice and close to the Cove and explore the bays on each side. Learn how the Cathedral Cove was formed and witness the beauty of the Cove itself and surrounding beaches. We also visit one of the largest sea caves in New Zealand along the way. On our return, we will disembark at Cooks Beach, enjoy a local lunch before taking a scenic drive to lookouts before returning to Whitianga. You are in for a treat tonight with dinner at the Lost Spring. Dine tonight within a stunning setting and enjoy beautiful lagoon views like no other.
DAY FIVE B, L
Sadly, we have come to our final day. However, we are in for a real treat on the way home today. Situated in the Puketui Valley in 2015, Gus and Sarah Anning-Rowe built a "global model" earth ship in New Zealand in the space of less than one year – an amazing achievement. We will get the opportunity to view this unique property and have a catered lunch with time for questions. We will then continue our way homeward bound, full of inspiration and exciting tales to share.
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Next Tour Date
Wed, 23rd of Nov 2022