For us, the Christmas and New Year break has been and gone in a blink. Quicker than lightning, faster than a hare and to be honest with you…we’re not entirely sure where it went! Now back at work and in the normal routine of life, we’ve had the chance to reflect on the days that have passed and realised, we didn’t have much of a holiday at all. Lucky for us Aucklanders, we don’t have long to go till we’re treated to a couple of long weekends, providing nothing but more time to sit back and relax, before the year ahead.
Whether you were lucky enough to welcome in the New Year by the beach or not, use this as a sign to make plans for those upcoming holidays and make them now! And if inspiration is in low supply, not to worry – we’ve got the perfect place to stay with your pup these coming long weekends so you can (finally) make the most of the sun, sand, surf and enjoy a Kiwi summer!
Tairua – the perfect starting point for exploring the Coromandel Peninsula is where our newest, favourite, dog friendly holiday starts!
Crossing the Pepe Stream Bridge on your drive in will leave you exposed to the scenic views of the estuary, marina, Mount Paku and beyond. You’ll even catch a glimpse of Paunui’s waterfront and the jet skis, paddle boards and lavish homes that reside within it.
With the tiny beach town of Tairua already providing stunning scenery for a family holiday, pull into the Pacific Harbour Villas for a pup-friendly place to stay that we can guarantee will have you feeling the Fiji vibes as soon as you set foot in their retreat.
A unique waterfront experience, Pacific Harbour Villas feature a collection of modernised Polynesian inspired villas offering convenience and comfort with floor level accommodation for guests with four-legged friends. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of the harbour views at sunset or a bite to eat for breakfast when the sun rises, all with your pup right by your side.
Walk through the town, run around at the park, explore the estuary or chill on the beach – whatever your heart desires, do it. But if that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, take things over the water and hop on the one and only, Tairua Ferry to Pauanui.
With furry guests welcomed and riding for free, the quick ferry trip across the Tairua River will have you and your team on the shores of Pauanui Beach in no time – where a whole new world of walks, parks and beaches are awaiting to be explored.
Be sure to book your next break away at Tairua’s Pacific Harbour Villas and see for yourself why we’re loving this dog friendly destination!
For more information, check out Pacific Harbour Villas here.