They say the sea heals the soul, and this stunning half day coastal walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach is sweet escapism in its purest form. We wind our way around the east coast of the Coromandel, along cliff edges, discovering hidden bays along Pohutakawa lined edges. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach, dip your toes in the water before we make our way to Waihi Beach. You don't have to be an experience hiker for this walk, just have a reasonable level of fitness!
Next is a visit to local award-winning Falls Retreat Bistro for a unique 'garden-to-plate' food experience, featuring fresh, seasonal morsels from the restaurant's huge garden. A glass of wine or fresh soda winds up our visit before we head back through the Karangahake Gorge.
LAST STOP - YOU CHOOSE!
Award-winning GIN: Visit a brand new distillery in Thames and hear from owners on how they harness flavours and aromas from the wild to infuse into their gin and other distillates. Think damson plum and wood-aged Manuka infused gin - yum!
OR, award-winning gelato: It's time to taste what the Waikato is famous for - dairy! The beautiful jersey cows at Kowhai Creamery's farm produce the most creamy milk to make the most delicious icecream and we will hear all about their incredible farm story. Then, the hardest decision you'll have to make all day. Choosing the flavour of your handmade gelato! This award-winning gelato is hard to beat.
This experience will leave you with a satisfied soul, a sweet taste in your mouth and sweet memories.