January 17th – 21st, 2019 – Miranda / Thames / Coromandel
Join us for three full days of exploring the Firth of Thames/Coromandel Region, from the Miranda Shorebird centre, to Kuaotunu and Whangapoua Beaches where the New Zealand Dotterels nest each year.
Enjoy a relaxed photography focused weekend staying at Kereta B&B.
Kereta B&B is situated between Thames and Coromandel. Just 30 minutes drive from Thames on the edge of the beach where both Oyster Catchers and New Zealand Dotterels nest, Kingfishers can be both seen and heard from the accommodation, along with many other shore birds. If you time it right, they are very easy to photograph too.
If you are lucky (as I was last time I stayed there), you can see dolphins come right up close to the beach as they move through the Firth of Thames.
Breakfast and dinner meals will be catered (lunches will be out and about at own cost), accommodation is shared rooms, but if you want to enjoy nature fully, bring a tent.
For the adventurous there are two kayaks and one stand up paddle board available for use while at the accommodation. The beach is also ideal for swimming and fishing.
Cost per person is $390.00 (inc GST) 25% non-refundable deposit required to secure booking, balance due two weeks before the tour.
Go-Kiwi Shuttles travel between Auckland Airport and Coromandel and back once a day. They are able to drop you at the gate of Kereta B&B. You need to book via email or phone to request drop off at Kereta B&B (1000 Thames Coast Rd) and to get the correct quote. Group bookings can be negotiated at a discounted price.
Over the course of the weekend we will visit many places and have various opportunities to make some great images.
These will include Ngatea Water Gardens, Miranda Shorebird Centre, Thames Coast Road and it’s many bays, 309 Road at Coromandel, Water falls, NZ Dotterels at Whangapoua and Kuaotunu Beaches, Thames Butterfly House and Kereta where we will be staying for sunsets at the end of the day.