When is winter in The Coromandel?As the long summer days slowly wane into autumn's golden light, the sea remains warm and the summer feeling persists through March and into April.
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.
The very essence of The Coromandel is captured in the flavours distilled into every drop of spirit in this micro-distillery in Thames.
A short getaway is a tested antidote for the post winter blahs, to reconnect with the great outdoors and refresh your mind and body.
Donna Brooke is the owner of Sunlover Retreat in Tairua and an expert on making the most of a relaxing break.
We are not proposing X-rated activities here, rather some ways that you can make the most of precious time to yourself, escaping the everyday agenda of family and work commitments. Whether it's with your best mate, a group of mates, or solo, grown up timeout can be the best remedy for too busy lives. Good for your soul indeed.
Tap into Earth Energies. You will be the only guests on this idyllic country estate, from your cabin set high overlooking the organic farm and native bush-clad valley.
How are you today? Most people say “great” or “fine”. But, let’s get a little honest here. Because for the next few minutes, we’re going to all hold hands in a circle of truth.
How am I? Short answer: Fine. Long answer: I’m writing this at 5.02 in the morning on another bloody diet. Like many people in New Zealand, I was hit with the “C” word in 2020. No, not Covid. There was an outbreak of carbohydrates at my place, and it spread like wildfire. Lockdown = love handles.
Experience the unexpected pleasure of a winter weekend spent road tripping around The Coromandel. Mild weather, beaches all to yourself and open, unhurried roads make The Coromandel an ideal spot to escape the crowds and recharge the batteries this winter.