Friends

Friday


Evening

  • Grab a late dinner on arrival (choose from Indian, Italian, Thai, Turkish, Chinese or traditional kiwi fare)
  • Watch the sunset over the Firth of Thames as you stroll along the beach (great for amateur photographers)

 

 


Saturday


Morning

  • Visit Thames Markets – grab brunch at one of the wonderful cafes before exploring local crafts and produce
  • Explore the boutique style retailers in Pollen Street

Lunch

  • Drive up Thames Coast
  • Lunch at the gorgeous Koru@Rapaura before meandering around the tranquil gardens. A short walk will lead you to the waterlily ponds and 7 tier waterfall

Afternoon

  • Weave you way up the K Valleyto the DOC Visitor centre and take in the fresh air of native bush and bird song as you enjoy one of the valleys many short walks
  • Relax those muscle in the natural hot waters of Miranda Hotpools

Evening

  • Then take your time over a great meal and cold drink in one of the many restaurants
  • Sing or dance the night away with the locals at a bar.


Sunday


Morning

  • Late brunch in town (you deserve a sleep in)

Lunch

  • Cycle along Hauraki Rail Trail to Matatoki Cheese Barn for a late lunch

Afternoon

  • Time for a little culture? Check out local art works in the historical Old North School building in Tararu
  • Leisurely stoll along Coastal Walkway from Kuranui Bay to Victoria Park, taking in the Michael Smithers sculpture, underfoot gallery and Karaka Bird Hide
  • Last minute explore of Goldfields Mall and refuel before you hit the road.