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The Insider's Guide to Tairua

Donna Brooke is the owner of Sunlover Retreat in Tairua and an expert on making the most of a relaxing break.

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Adults only - Best places for grown up time out

We are not proposing X-rated activities here, rather some ways that you can make the most of precious time to yourself, escaping the everyday agenda of family and work commitments.  Whether it's with your best mate, a group of mates, or solo, grown up timeout can be the best remedy for too busy lives.  Good for your soul indeed.

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The best retreats to treat yourself

Earth Energies Sanctuary You will be the only guests on this idyllic country estate, from your cabin set high overlooking the organic farm and native bush-clad valley.

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Wairua Lodge: The North Island's secret relaxation retreat

How are you today? Most people say “great” or “fine”. But, let’s get a little honest here. Because for the next few minutes, we’re going to all hold hands in a circle of truth.

How am I? Short answer: Fine. Long answer: I’m writing this at 5.02 in the morning on another bloody diet. Like many people in New Zealand, I was hit with the “C” word in 2020. No, not Covid. There was an outbreak of carbohydrates at my place, and it spread like wildfire. Lockdown = love handles.

 

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Tracing Golden Trails in The Coromandel

For a fresh look at the place where Kiwis love to holiday, head into the green hills and valleys with a sense of discovery .

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Seafood and Summer Flavours

One of the best things about getting away is trying the local specialties and stopping for favourite treats. Seafood, wild or grown in the calm waters of the Hauraki Gulf is a big feature in The Coromandel, as you would expect.

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Uncover the Secrets of The Coromandel’s Volcanic Coast

While many visit the famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, the volcanic coastline of The Coromandel shelters many hidden caves, bays and secret places.  

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10 Reasons why Kiwis love to holiday in The Coromandel

The essence of a holiday is the same but different for everyone.

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Treading Lightly in The Coromandel

Kia ora and welcome to The Coromandel!As participants in the New Zealand Tiaki Promise, we’re taking on the mantle of caring for New Zealand for both present and future generations.

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Paddock to plate at The Falls Retreat

As Brad and Emma  and the team at The Falls Retreat adapted to the changes in hospitality wrought by Covid19, it was also time for reflection. In the intervening months of hard work they have taken the time to re-evaluate The Falls Retreat experience, plan new dining concepts, develop new business ideas and work on ensuring that their business is sustainable. To create a long term future for their family, their staff, customers and suppliers, by taking the time to do things better.

 

The peaceful haven Brad and Emma created still offers a superlative dining experience, and their hospitality extends to accommodation, weddings and other special occasions.  Add to this a growing calendar of gardening and cooking workshops, and the reasons to visit quickly multiply.

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