The Waihi Beach Lodge Coromandel Experience – 3 days and 3 nights
Experience what the Coromandel has to offer. See the best of the region - Mercury Bay and the Coromandel coast as well as Hot Water Beach (tides permitting), stunning white sandy beaches, ancient native rain forests, historic gold mining remnants of the late 1800’s as well as the raw beauty of the Karangahake gorge and around every corner another photo opportunity
You arrive at Waihi Beach Lodge where Greg & Ali will share with you their little piece of paradise at Waihi Beach and what it has to offer. Experience the local delights – Ali’s home baking and fresh muffins daily, Greg’s home made jams & chutneys as well as the best of fresh local produce. Enjoy a 3 course dinner for 2 with mine hosts including wine.
After you have enjoyed your alfresco breakfast on the deck you will make your way north to Ferry Landing by passing Whangamata, and heading on through Tairua. Ask Greg & Ali to make a scrumptious picnic up for you to enjoy during the day.
You will be picked up for your tour by the crew aboard the Ocean Leopard - a state of the art, purpose built boat to explore the breathtaking Coromandel coast. You will see Cathedral coveas well as the outer islands exploring beautiful beaches, amazing sea caves and geology along with a commentary that explains Mercury Bay’s interesting and colourful history.
Driving south to Hot Water Beach takes minutes. The hot water springs can be accessed only 2 hours either side of low tide. Ask Greg & Ali for a spade so you can dig your own hot spa and enjoy the natural phenomenon that is Hot Water Beach. Take a leisurely drive home back to your Waihi Beach accommodation for a swim or walk before dinner
After you have enjoyed your alfresco breakfast on the deck spend the day exploring the natural beauty and gold mining history in the stunning Karangahake Gorge and gold mining town of Waihi. You will be picked up from the lodge in a comfortable van and escorted to the gorge by NZDML.The day includes:
- door to door pick up and return
- exploring the dramatic Karangahake Gorge, the miners tunnels and negotiate swing bridges
- discovering gold mining history of the late 1800's early 1900's in the Karangahake
- information on the fauna and surrounding bush
- The track is called the Windows Walk due to the tunnels being opened up into windows to allow natural light.
- lunch at a cafe in the Karangahake Gorge - alcohol not included
- Visit to the Martha gold mine in Waihi followed by delivery back to Waihi Beach Lodge
Total cost $1,800.00 per couple