After having visited Rotorua on our own, we decided to go on a guided tour with NZBR Tours.
We were joined by British Couple, which made it a great group size.
Starting early in the morning, we made a coffee stop after about one hour drive in a little country cafe for freshly baked muffins. Driving along the West side of the peninsula gave us plenty of photo opportunities. Driving Creek Train was an experience on it's own - very informative. Our guide took us to the Mussel Kitchen, a restaurant specializing in Coromandel Mussel Dishes. Very delicious.
In the afternoon we visited a waterfall, saw some 600 years old kauri trees, went to the Cathedral Cove and the Hotwater Beach. It was fascinating to experience the hot water seeping through the sand. The scenery on both sides of the peninsula is throughly stunning.
We were fortunate to have Ewald as our tour guide and I cannot say enough about his
professionalism, his knowledge of the area, customs, and ability to share
his love of NZ. Ewald was always willing to spend time answering our
questions and gave us plenty of photo opportunities. I cannot say enough
about our experience.
As a retired business owner I know that excellence is always rewarded and
appreciated by its customers and this business surely fits that category. I
would gladly answer questions from any of you who are considering using
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March 1, 2012
Thank you for the lovely review here on TA. Coromandel is indeed a great destination where we try to offer a variety of attractions: we see Kauri Trees; 1-hour train ride and the unique Hot Water Beach, when during the low tide we can see hot water coming through the sand.
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We are glad that you have had a great time experiencing the activities listed above. At the same time we always try to provide the best possible service. Will most certainly pass your comments to Ewald. Thank you again.
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