Welcome from New Zealand - Aotearoa - the Land of the Long White Cloud

Traveling Group
  • Max IT - semi retired (68)
  • Barbara Teacher - retired (67)



  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Culinary Travel
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About


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.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

November -1

We had a fantastic stay at Max and Barbara batch ...

julia from Monti said

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!!!!