"The Woolshed Apartments" built in the style of a typical NZ farm shearing shed. The apartments are nestled below Te Mata Peak in the village of Havelock North, Hawkes Bay. The apartment is on two levels modern in style but with traditional nz features such as native woods and corrugated iron lending themselves to modern day living. Comprising of 2 large bedrooms (king size beds) 2 bathrooms,lounge/dining area,kitchen and media room. Outdoor living and BBQ area and a balcony off the master bedroom adding character to the apartment.
Hawkes Bay is known as the "fruit bowl of NZ" and also famous for its vineyards and wine and 2 beautiful ocean beaches great for surfing and swimming. The village of Havelock North has trendy cafes and restaurants, Movie Theatre, and shops catering from high fashion to mouth watering take aways.
2 1/2 hours drive to Lake Taupo for fishing and all related water sports, Mt Ruapehu for skiing and another 45 minutes to Rotorua for all the Maori Culture you could wish for. Wellington the capital is only 3 plus hours away by car and Auckland 6 hours.
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The very active retirees Margarette (the kiwi) and Alan the (Englishman) are nomads at heart, having lived and worked in Hong Kong for 38 years and travelled the world, however there are still places remaining on their "Still places to see list" which they plan to slowly tick off in the issuing years. Their adult children and grandchildren are scattered worldwide, another greater reason for travelling. Retiring to Hawkes Bay to be closer to the "family down under" we have adapted to the kiwi lifestyle after the hustles and bustle of Hong Kong. However the lure of travel and the smell of aviation fuel sets a spark and a desire to once again set foot inside a giant silver bird.
Alan a retired Advertising and Event Marketing Executive and Margarette a Complementary Practitioner, Reik Master and Tai Chi Teacher plan to take 6 months off in 2012 being inspired by Michael Palin and Joanna Lumley to visit countries that we have not yet explored.