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The Waihou river connects the Firth of Thames and Mamaku Ranges

So much to be discovered: The Hauraki Plains & Shorebird Coast

The Hauraki Plains and Seabird Coast is home to a diverse natural landscape and a hive of local activity. Explore the area’s artistic, cultural and historical landscape by spending time getting to know the friendly locals and their diverse communities.

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Feel the tension melt away at Sunlover Retreat with panoramic views of the Coromandel Ranges and out to sea

The Coromandel in the Spring: something for everyone

If the idea of all that activity over a weekend is exhausting, don’t worry, because Spring is also the perfect time to visit The Coromandel for a quiet getaway filled nothing but relaxation. Sunlover Retreat offers the ultimate Spring getaway stay and is an idyllic destination in which to enjoy Tairua’s mild Spring weather, long lazy days and unsurpassable sunsets. 

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Coastal Road from Port Jackson to Coromandel Town

A family expedition

Undertaking the Coastal Walkway as a family excursion is a New Zealand Must-Do. Because of its rugged isolation, remote beauty and lack of distraction, the experience as a family is guaranteed to bond your group, making memories to last a lifetime.

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The view from the Pinnacles summit in the Kauaeranga Valley | The Coromandel

Seeking the perfect sunrise

The Kauaeranga Kauri Trail, or Pinnacles Walk inspires great expectations and a lofty sense of anticipation, not least because of its name. It is one of New Zealand’s great walks and can be achieved in a single day. 

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Hauraki Rail Trail bridge

A three day cycling holiday

Planning a multi-day cycling holiday on the Hauraki Rail Trail is almost as much fun as the trip itself.  The versatility of the Hauraki Rail Trail allows for access points from Kaiaua, Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Te Aroha; all of which are within two hours drive from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

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Get amongst the adrenaline rushing Canyonz adventure in the Kauaeranga Valley

A Novice In Nature’s Playground

I left the Kauaeranga Valley feeling like I’d done something tremendous - feeling bigger and bolder than before I arrived, but more humble too. I was a beginner there. A novice in nature’s playground with fumbling feet and awkward arms. Yet I couldn’t have loved it more.

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