In our opinion no visit to New Zealand would be complete without a stay with Kerry and Anne at the Point..we stayed 3 nights but next time will do at least 5 nights..the Chardonnay suite is perfect..everything you need in there (careful with the shower as the door is not water tight and I flooded the bathroom the first night!!) and you are in the middle of the fruit and vegetable country so everything is fresh and ripe. Our hosts, Kerry and Anne are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble for either of them...Kerry makes his own wines (our window overlooked some of his vines as well as the bay) and we were invited down in the evenings to try them..nibbles are provided but we tried to bring some to show we were not complete free loaders! It was one of the highlights of our 30 nights in NZ and we could not recommend it more. Kerry is a real expert on wines and for the past 15 years or so he and Anne have been spending 5 months a year in the French wine country. For golfers there is an excellent course 15 minutes away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury vineyard lodge accommodation on the Tauranga Harbour in a quiet private setting, just two hours from Auckland, and ten minutes from Waihi Beach and between the Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty. With a wonderful climate, lifestyle and activities, the region retains its rural charm and coastal attraction.Private king & queen bedded suites with en-suite bathrooms (one self-catering). Wine tasting and vineyard tours. ... more less