Chopper Ride into Cloudless Bliss

“It’s supposed to be ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’”, but when Helen Parker of The Australian visited the North Island’s east coast “there wasn’t a cloud in sight – or people for that matter.” “Coromandel provides a spectacular range of activities and sights all within easy distance. The hell-raising heli-biking – not for the faint-hearted – kicks off my weekend. With mountain bikes strapped below the chopper we fly into the Coromandel Forest, following a winding dirt road below us, and I find my confidence is building. This chopper ride along the Coromandel peninsula would surely have to be one of the best in the world. There are the colours and the sheer expanse, plus a smooth ride from the Coromandel Helicopter folks who know and love the region.”


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…