THE CAPTIVATING COROMANDEL!
Tour with us 27-29 June
We'll depart early, & stop in Thames for morning tea, before heading along the picturesque Thames coast.
Our first stop will be the Mahara Sculpture Park and Pottery, "a magical and supremely peaceful haven in 10 acres of lovelinesss, set in the Tapu Valley."
We will continue on to Coromandel.
Before entering the town we will visit the kauri grove & waterfall on the 309 Road, before looking at the delights of The Waterworks, where we will have a late lunch. This venue was voted by AA Tourism as a must do kiwi experience & has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. "It is a theme park with a difference. Set in 5 acres of native Coromandel bush... is an array of water-powered inventions, quirky contraptions and fun to discover at every turn."
Our accommodation will be at Coromandel Court.
We will spend the night in Whitianga at Albert No 6...
"Our macadamias are hand-picked & certified organic. Macadamias are high in fibre & anti-oxidants; contain vitamins A, B group and E, are high in beneficial mono-unsaturated fats and are cholesterol free."
After having lunch at Hahei, we will visit the Pour House, a family-owned crat brewery, for a tour of the facility & a tasting (beer/cider).
Our last venue will be Mercury Bay Estate Winery where we will have a wine tasting.
Wine reviewer, Sam Kim, commented on the vineyard's Chardonnay:
...'It is showing lovely ripe fruit aromas of rockmelon, nectarine and baked apple on the nose with roasted hazelnut, lemon peel and brioche nuances. The palate displays generous mouthfeel and smooth texture, leading to a lingering tasty finish. It is juicy and flavoursome with bottle matured complexity. At its best: now to 2019'.
BE QUICK TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!
$70.00 deposit (non-refundable) to be made on booking; remainder to be paid by 5 June: a
Payment can be paid to account - 01 0322 021 4423 00 or sent to 14 Ridgemount Tce., Tauranga.
(includes door-to-door transport, accommodation, entry fees/tastings at Mahara, Driving Creek, The Waterworks, The Pour House, Mercury bay Estate Winery.
Does not include meals. optional activities at The Lost Spring.