- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Outdoor pool
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBrenton Lodge Whangamata
Amazing place loved the view and Sallie and David are great hosts! Dinner and breakfast were also fab.
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Well, this will be our first english entry. Why? Because we want some special people to understand that as well.
After leaving Cathedral Cove, we drove further south when suddenly the engine lamp was flashing.
Too afraid of going on to our final destination Tauranga, we decided to stop in a little town called Whangamata. Soon, we found a mechanic and he told us about another problem: it was saturday, holidays and too much work to do.
... sunny just around us, and there was even a full rainbow out over the water at one stage. We could see all the way down the coast to Mt Maunganui at Tauranga, which is a giant headland standing over the port of Tauranga and is a fitting guard to the millionaires row of properties along the beachfront.
After the sun started heading down, and with threatening rainclouds brewing, we retreated to the van with Mum not impressed with having to take off the ...
... is still unpolluted and pristine/ The Coromandel State Forest stretches almost the entire length of the Peninsula. If you just want to relax , laze around and do some fishing this is the place to be. The place is scattered with sleepy towns like Tairua. ...
... the legs) to cathedral cove! Was a beautiful beach , we had a swim and walked back :-) Then at low tide we headed down to hot water beach for the evening sun and the famous hot pools! We made the mistake of digging our hole to close to the sea and didn't realise how quick the tide would come back in and lost all our belongings to a wave! Toms camera has unfortunately broke :( but he did manage to save the ...
... and though a lot of the buildings have been taken down, it still has the feel of a frontier town. I vaguely expected someone to come out of a saloon a-whoopin' and a-hollerin'. It's a place of only 5,500 inhabitants, but with more shops than that might suggest, so it must be providing services to the surrounding area. Thames is also the gateway to walkers going up to the Pinnacles and cyclists completing the two day Hauraki rail trail. The ...