This year we completed our 7th visit to N.Z. spread over 15 years. We discovered Mercury Orchard on our second visit and have stayed with Heather & Barry each time ever since. Over the years we have B & B'd all over N.Z. but Mercury Orchard is still our favourite destination by far - this is based on a combination of the wonderful hospitality of Heather & Barry, the accommodation itself has everything you need as well as being spotlessly clean and with comfortable beds, the quality and quantity of the breakfast/food served, the geographic position in the Coromandel of that accommodation whereby you can be as busy as you like or relax in the orchard. We could expand further but what we and other reviewers have written should be enough to convince all considering a stay. When we come back to N.Z. an 8th time Barry & Heather will be our longest singe stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paua Bach and Fig Tree Cottage are nestled amongst 5 acres of peaceful country gardens and orchard. Two self-contained garden cottages, country-style luxury with French doors opening out into the orchard, crisp cotton bed linen, fresh fruit, flowers and candles. Special to Paua Bach is an old fashioned outdoor bath. Watch the variety of our birdlife, smell the blossoms and flowers, listen to the wind in the old trees and explore the hidden places. Quiet and relaxing, perfect for that special anniversary or as a restful time away. The area is well known for crafts and gardens. Local activities include swimming, diving, bush walking, tramping, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, scenic boat cruises and golf. Cathedral Cove, Cooks and Hot Water Beaches are 7-8 min. drive. There are several good cafés and restaurants close by, alternatively BBQ your evening meal Kiwi style. Meet our friendly dog, kune kune pigs and chickens. ... more less