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Best reasons to stop off on your drive to The Coromandel

If you have the right mindset, the journey can be just as enjoyable as your destination.

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Mountain bike parks and trails in The Coromandel

Bring your bike! Getting out on your bike is a great way to explore The Coromandel’s wide-open spaces and enjoy the sweet, fresh scent of native New Zealand bush, and take...

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Wanderlust Solo Women Tours

Wellness travel for the Covid-weary: building a retreat business during a pandemic and seeking the silver lining.

With borders closed and international travel off the cards, Gina Cambridge, a passionate traveller with decades of solo global adventures up her sleeve, took the leap to create her own local, boutique retreats in New Zealand. Gina launched Wanderlust Solo Women Tours with the aim to offer an authentic and exclusive women’s-only retreat experience. 

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Top Restaurant: Gastronomics in Thames

For the ten-year anniversary of their popular Thames restaurant, Kishan and Radha Raikwar gave away ten $100 meal vouchers to their loyal customers.

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Local Spirit: Coromandel Distilling Company

The very essence of The Coromandel is captured in the flavours distilled into every drop of spirit in this micro-distillery in Thames. 

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Spring Break in The Coromandel

A short getaway is a tested antidote for the post winter blahs, to reconnect with the great outdoors and refresh your mind and body.

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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

Tap into Earth Energies. 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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