Day Trips

Owharoa Fall/ Falls Retreat

Owharoa falls is a stunning staircase waterfall just a quick 21mins drive from Waihi Beach. Located at 30 Waitawheta Road, Waikino 3682. Pack your bathers for a refreshing dip then to Falls Retreat for award winning tasty delights, warm hospitality and rustic, delicious food. Open 11am to 8.30pm Wednesday to Sundays. Phone: 07-863 8770

TOP10 members receive free garlic bread with purchase of 2 meals.

Hot Water Beach - Coromandel

Hot Water Beach is an NZ Must Do and one of its most dramatic places!

Popular for a patch of thermal water bubbling just beneath the surface of the sand at low tide, Hot Water Beach has achieved cult-like status as a worldwide wonder right here on The Coromandel.  

It is so much fun digging your own pool and soak in it and just watch the world go by :) 

*BYO spade or you can hire them out for $5 from local businesses. 

Located only 1h40 by car from our park

Cathedral Cove - Coromandel

Accessible only on foot, boat or kayak, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the “must visit” sites on The Coromandel. The area is very popular with tourists, and receives around 150,000 visitors per year.

Located approximately 1h40 by car from our park! 

Dolphin Seafaris

Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor!
They are the only New Zealand Tourism Qualmark endorsed dolphin eco-tour operator in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.

Step aboard a purpose-built dolphin-viewing vessel and embark on a wild encounter with the ocean's most fascinating creatures. As the winner of a Trip Advisor Award of Excellence and Qualmark certification, Dolphin Seafaris provides an educational and organic experience that's completely on the dolphin's terms.

Included in the price are your wetsuits, snorkellilng gear, tea, coffee and juice, fruit and muffins.  Free parking is available 24 hours at the Tauranga Bridge Marina where we depart. 

Located only 1h drive from our Park!


Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. 

Located only 1h25 away from our park.