Coromandel

Not officially a Dulux colour of New Zealand, however, after spending an amazing weekend in Coromandel I will be lobbying for a colour to represent this part of the country.

Coromandel is the name of the peninsula and also a town and boasts a wonderful arts community of painters & potters. The main street is littered with cafés and restaurants to please any taste. We spent our days, exploring the art shops & galleries, even getting to meet some of the artists, which is the benefit of visit a small community.

Well worth the time is riding the Driving Creek Railway up to the summit to enjoy sensational views of the coastline. The railway was the lifework of Barry Brickell, who was a local potter, but turned his hand to running a railway and at the same time conserving and replanting the local Kauri forest.

I would highly recommend the Peppertree Bar & café for dinner or lunch, also the Driving Creek Café which is a vegetarian café and offers sensational sandwiches & Mexican style wraps in the most amazing setting on the grounds of an old house.

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