Driving Creek Villas
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
Photos of Driving Creek Villas
TripAdvisor Reviews Driving Creek Villas Coromandel
Travel Blogs from Coromandel
Well, this place is amazing. We are in the bush, in a kauri wood villa with all mod cons including a hot tub. It's fab and well worth the drive.
Today, we ventured out to the neighbouring Driving Creek Railway, a quirky triumph of nature and technology designed by Barry Bricknell, a painter/potter/engineer extraordinaire. The railway …
... There were some interesting embankments made out of numerous wine bottles and various weird clay sculptures adorning the banks and tunnel entrances. Barry is still alive and at seventy nine still painting, writing and overseeing all. Just shows what one man -or woman- can do. Well worth a visit be you an engine buff or not. Hunger had taken hold of at least one of us since by now it was early pm so we set off to find the famous green lipped mussels of Coromandel. The smoked ...
... a pretend risoto), having no vegetables!
We got up to a much finer day and set off for quite an epic walk to the 'Pinnacles'. This follows the track the horses did to the top! Stone steps most of the way along a narrow track on the edge of the mountain. It felt fairly safe as it was slightly sunken. It was slippery so we had to take care, the poles were really fantastic! We got our second experience at suspension swing bridges. The first was the hardest, albeit ...
... get a chance to paddle in a shallow pool some other tourists had created and wow - the water can be scorching hot!
The next day heading back to Auckland we decided to take the short cut - or so it seemed to cross from the south side of the peninsula to the north. Theoretically saving around 45kms the plan was working well as we wiggled our way up the hill until about 3kms in when having ...
... 30 minutes going and 50 on the way back due to the uphill climb. It was definitely worth it, and I apologies for all the nice photos in the sun... I promise it does rain here too, I've just been lucky/watched the forecast when I've been out!!! The rest of the evening was devoted to chilling and eating fish and chips, as well as the discovery of leaving my sleeping bag behind...big mistake. Temperatures here are still going below 10 degrees at night, and it ...