We unfortunately only had one night at the Purangi Gardens, oh how we wished it was forever!! We arrived in the afternoon on a monday (after spending a long weekend at a wedding) just for the night as we wanted to try and do the loop of the Coromandel in 2 days. We were greeted by Susan who instantly made us feel wonderfully welcome and showed us to our Sunflower Chalet right on the waters edge, and gave us fresh baked brown bread (which was amazing) and fresh fruit from the trees on the property, we were even offered a fresh salad from the garden for dinner if we liked but we fell asleep quite early and awoke later that night to a thunder and lightning storm breaking across the bay, an amazing sight to see from our chalet!!
The next morning we awoke to what we were told was the first proper spring day, the sun was shining and the entire property was glowing with life! The fresh eggs from the chooks out back were the perfect start to the day which we spent kayaking around the bay and lying in the grass! We decided to scrap our plans of rushing around trying to fit everything in in one day and I highly recommend you work your travel plans around your stay here, stay as long as possible because you will not want to leave. This made our holiday, we were even considering the repercussions of not going back to Melbourne! We're already planning on returning, but for much longer next time!!