- Max IT - semi retired (68)
- Barbara Teacher - retired (67)
Welcome from New Zealand - Aotearoa - the Land of the Long White Cloud
Looking for our first exchange - we are an active, fit couple who enjoy travelling, meeting people and seeing other countries at a more relaxed pace, rather than being tourists. We love walking and trekking and have done many of the "Great New Zealand Walks" in our own beautiful country. We would love to explore your country the same way. We generally travel alone, but sometimes with good friends. We are careful, responsible and practical and will look after your house as if it were our own.
We love walking which we feel is the best way to see the countryside. We are very fortunate in New Zealand to havee many fabulous "Great Walks" which traverse wonderful mountains, valleys and coastlines.
We had a fantastic stay at Max and Barbara batch in Opito bay , Coromandel, a place off the common path!!!!.... the house is right on the dunes , view is outstanding , if you are an early bird , the Dawn is spectacular , sun coming up from the sea and from behind the many islands . The house is very comfortable and made to enjoy beach life , with large wood verandas and balconies . The beach is so special , long and deserted and even on rainy days , that in Coromandel might happen , one can enjoy walking along it and just listen to the waves breaking on the shore ...this is the sound that put you to sleep at night and that you wake up with in the morning , disturbed only by the calls of seagulls....From Opito it is easy to reach nice renowned locations in less than an hour . We loved going for lunch in Whitianga ( nice restaurants in the Marina ) and taking the ferry across to walk to Cook beach . Best place though to enjoy drinks is right on the beach in front of the house at sunset....take a seat in Paradise!!!!