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After our horse trek in Whitianga, we headed south to Pauanui and had an early dinner at a holiday rental in Lakes Resort with property manager Tina Carey from Bachcare and her husband Rocky.
Bachcare provide a service to visitors and tourists looking to experience a typical kiwi holiday and rent a bach in New Zealand. Their baches range from budget and basic to high-end luxury homes.
The Pauanui apartment where Tina hosted us for dinner is a golfers dream. Located in the midst of one of NZ’s premier golfing resorts, Lakes Resort, the apartment was very well appointed and great for a large group or family.
Tonight we stayed among the treetops in an exquisite private chalet at Grand Mercure Puka Park in Pauanui.
It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. Unfortunately we were not able to use the tennis court as it was pouring with rain however we did make use of the heated swimming pool and spa, which is great asset on those colder days.
In the morning we awoke to a brilliant day and had a grand breakfast in the award winning Miha restaurant before heading to Whangamata for our stand up paddleboard session.