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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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Falls Retreat, Karangahake Gorge

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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Iconic country pub - The Coroglen Tavern

The Coroglen Tavern is one of New Zealand's remaining iconic country pubs.

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Day spas and wellness in The Coromandel

The Success of The Lost Spring Whitianga is all about Family

The Lost Spring really was lost.

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Beach Hop is an iconic annual event in Whangamata on The Coromandel

Repco Beach Hop 20 - Whangamata's Rock'n'Roll Festival

For one week in March every year, the usually quiet streets of the seaside holiday town of Whangamata reverberate with the throb of V8s, the roar of motorbikes and the...

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Filming Search and Explore - James Muir

Destination Coromandel (local marketing agency) wanted to showcase towns and surrounds throughout The Coromandel at a deeper level.

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Luke's Kitchen - hot Kuaotunu Beach restaurant

The team at Luke's Kitchen is all about "making pizza not war", but there are other underlying principles at work in this rustic north Coromandel restaurant.

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Honey based skincare

Beekeeper’s Daughter

“Bee pollen is a superfood.  It’s what the bees feed their babies and is equally good for your skin.  It contains everything your body needs to thrive.”

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Craft brews Coro' style

If you've acquired a taste for craft beers, you can satisfy your thirst on The Coromandel with four additions to the locally available selection of ales and brews.

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Karangahake Gorge with Wildboy

Brando Yelavich is an adventurer based in The Coromandel, for now.  He needs no excuse to lace up his trusty worn boots, stuff his pack, and head out into nature to go exploring.20160201 IMG 0402

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