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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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Gastronomics Restaurant, Thames

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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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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