Nestled in the beautiful Te Aroha domain at the base of the mountain. The Te Aroha mineral spas have been renowned for their healing properties since the 1800s.
As part of the New Zealand Cycle way project, the Hauraki Rail Trail has been built. One section runs the 20kms from Paeroa to
Te Aroha. The Nunnery is the closest accommodation to the cycle way start/finish.
Just a 3 block, 5-7min stroll from The Nunnery, the Domain is the leisure hub of Te Aroha.
Ironique Café www.ironique.co.nz 7day- breakfast, lunch, dinner
Grand Tavern – Wed: dinner, Thurs & Fri: lunch & dinner, Sat & Sun: dinner only
Palace Hotel – Thurs & Fri: lunch. Wed-Sat: dinner
RSA- Fri: lunch & dinner, – Thurs, Fri & Sat: dinner
Te Aroha Club-Thurs, Fri & Sat: dinner
as well as-----
Indian Cuisine, Asian Cuisine, Kiwi Takeaways – Fish & chips & Pizza and six Cafés
Go out for a drink
Grand Tavern- TAB. Easy walk from The Nunnery
Palace Hotel- Self-service TAB. Easy walk from The Nunnery
RSA. Easy walk from The Nunnery
Te Aroha Club. Easy walk from The Nunnery
Waihou Tavern. Courtesy van available on weekends.
Gently paddle or just let the river take you.
From its source at the Blue Springs to where it enters the Hauraki gulf Te Waihou winds its way gently northwards.
Your guide will take you on a tour of the historic town of Te Aroha. You will learn about some of the rich history and wild geology of the area. You will then visit Wairongomai where a gold mining settlement used to thrive.
It’s then onto the river where you will be given equipment and expert instruction on how to navigate your kayak down the river safely.
This section of the river winds mainly through rural land. Don’t forget to look up and take in the majestic views of the Kaimai ranges and Mt Te Aroha which are a truly fantastic sight.
Keep a sharp eye out for the wide variety of bird life which live on and around the river.
Waihi Beach approx. 45 min
Hamilton approx. 40 min
Mystery Creek – Fieldays, Boat Show, Events approx. 45 min
Tauranga approx. 60 min
Rotorua approx. 70min
Auckland approx. 80 min
Matamata (Hobbiton) – approx. 20 min
Trip 1 - The Nunnery – Waihi – Whangamata - Thames – Home to the Nunnery – about 4 hrs driving.
Trip 2 - The Nunnery – Whitianga – Coromandel - Thames – Home to the Nunnery – about 5 hrs driving.
( Leaves plenty of time for sightseeing, swimming etc.)