The very essence of The Coromandel is captured in the flavours distilled into every drop of spirit in this micro-distillery in Thames.
A short getaway is a tested antidote for the post winter blahs, to reconnect with the great outdoors and refresh your mind and body.
Donna Brooke is the owner of Sunlover Retreat in Tairua and an expert on making the most of a relaxing break.
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.
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.
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.
For a fresh look at the place where Kiwis love to holiday, head into the green hills and valleys with a sense of discovery .
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.
The essence of a holiday is the same but different for everyone.