Travel Tease: Take Me to Tairua in New Zealand

Tairua, Coromandel Peninsular, New Zealand

I miss New Zealand.

I miss my friends and I miss the fresh produce, especially the seafood and quirky Kiwi fruit and veggies like feijoa (a type of guava) and kumera (sweet potato).

But I can speak to my friends on the phone and I can find Kiwi produce here in Australia sometimes.

What I miss most about New Zealand is the stunning scenery.

Here’s a lovely little Kiwi holiday spot called Tairua. It’s at the base of the Coromandel Peninsular so if you fly into Auckland and pick up a hire car you could be there in about three hours.

There’s a lovely scenic walkway in Tairua with views forever and dolphins splashing in the sea below.

When the sun shines in New Zealand you never want to leave and when I look at these photos I want to hurry back there now.

Don’t go changing Tairua, I’ll be coming back to see you again one fine day.

Tairua, Coromandel photos

It’s all those little islands that make the Coromandel Coast magic.


A marks the spot: Tairua is just one of many gorgeous beaches on the scenically blessed Coromandel Peninsular.

Tairua coromandel peninsular photos

Super nature: look at that color combination! And I love the caterpillar of a hedge creeping across the cliff.

If you could teleport yourself anywhere right now where would you go?

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  1. Mike November 25, 2012 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Hi Annabel,

    These are some great photo’s of New Zealand, It’s definitely on my bucket list of places to go!

  2. Seana Smith November 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I LOVE coromandel. I went there years ago and thought that all my Christmases had come at once. Digging a ‘bath’ and lying in it at Hot Water Beach is one of the highlights of my wandering life. And an excellent horse rise around the hills of Coromandel. Sublime.

    NZ is a top, top spot.

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