Fantastic surf beaches on the east coast and beautiful swimming beaches on the west coast all within 15 mins drive or walk. Thai restaurant or sports pavilion for fish and chips and bar (take aways ) 5 mins drive. Good fishing and diving on both coasts . Beautiful natural hot pools . Quartz crystals easily found on west coast beaches. Peace and quiet , wonderful bush walks with native bird song on Great Barrier Island , ride a horse along a white sandy beach . Irish Pub , half an hour away. Kayak up a beautiful tranquil river , 10 mins drive from house.