We absolutely love the little slice of paradise that is Waihi Beach. A casual 45 minute drive from Mount Maunganui lies unspoilt lengths of white sands and hidden leafy bays. Every-single-time we find ourselves here I immediately start dreaming of moving to this still central Coromandel-esque beach village. We often head out for a day trip, no matter the season, and hike around to the nearby beaches or grab a coffee from the adorable Secret Garden whilst never missing an opportunity to swoon over the beauty at Sunday Homestore.
On this particular wintery bluebird day we hit Bowentown to wander around the hill tops and down to the hidden, yet magical Pohutakawa laden bays below. I can not wait to spend long balmy summer afternoons down here soon (soon, she wishes wistfully). We followed this up by a perfect Allpress Coffee from The Secret Garden, soaking up those rays in their beautiful hidden Balinese Gardens and checking out their range of Indonesian homewares before popping across the road to Sundays. All of this followed up by a soak in Athenree's cute-as-pie wee mineral hot-pools for, wait for it, $8 per person- happy days!