Aotea Harbour, The Most Undiscovered Eco-Gem in New Zealand
Aotea, with its magnificient harbour, small sea side village and natural scenic wonders, is perhaps the most undiscovered ecogem in New Zealand. Its certainly my favourite holiday destination by far.
But for those who are seeking crowds of holiday makers and a busy nightlife scene, then this ain't the place to come.
Relaxation, solitude and miles of ocean beach are what you will get in abundance here. And for those who enjoy great fishing, safe swimming and a dip in natural hotpools, then that is available too.
Aotea is part of the Waikato region and is on the West coast, tucked in from the Tasman ocean. It lays between Raglan and Kawhia harbour, another natural jewel, off the beaten track.
Tourists are slowly discovering this region, as the coastal roads are being upgraded and promoted as better options than the more marketed travel destinations.
But that suits the ones that do like uncrowded vacation spots, where its still very possible to discover your own bay to sunbathe in, or enjoy a long beach walk without seeing anyone else's footprints in the sand.
However you may see horse prints in the sand. This is the home of
Aotea Horseback Riding Adventures
considered by many international visitors, as equal to some of the best horse rides on the planet.
Check this online diary out from a young girl named
She has some interesting videos of their family adventures.
Search the following website for more travel information on the most undiscovered ecogem in New Zealand.
Aotea Harbour, the most undiscovered eco-gem in New Zealand