Miranda Valley Orchard Cottage, the perfect place to stay post a long flight, to re-charge yourself before exploring beautiful New Zealand. Escape the hustle and bustle. This beautiful cottage welcomes you. Conveniently close to Auckland Airport - 50 mins drive, and you are in a tranquil, peaceful, quiet place to relax. 2 bedroom cottage, fully appointed - sleep 7 adults. Comfortably furnished delightful rural holiday cottage. Spacious deck, North facing, all day sun. Self-contained, well appointed kitchen, fully equipped laundry, TV, Sky, Internet/ Wi-Fi. Heat pump/ Air conditioning. There is fresh linen on the beds, plenty of towels, hairdryer in the bathroom. Also tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and milk in the fridge. We welcome you with eggs from our free range hens. Also fresh seasonal fruit from the property. Great fishing at your doorstep. In the surrounding area there are numerous cafes, restaurants, art and craft stores. Bush walks, the Sea Bird Coast, with an amazing adventure playground for children in Kaiua 5 mins away. Bed layout: 1 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 2 Sofa bed(s) Special amenities: 2 minutes to Miranda Hot Pools. In the surrounding area there are numerous cafes, restaurants, art and craft stores. Numerous bush walks, from easy tracks, family friendly, to the more challenging walks of 'Table Mountain' in the Kauaeranga Valley area. Also popular is a series of walks up and around Mount Te Aroha which offer stunning views and give access to the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. Any queries regarding rates please contact Barry for Inquiries welcome re weekly rates. The Miranda Hot Springs is a popular attraction, with thermally heated fresh mineral water pools 2 min drive. Cafe: Stray Dog Café – I minute up the road. Taste Kaiaua's famous fish & chips at Kaiaua Fisheries Restaurant. Dine in their licensed restaurant or enjoy wrapped takeaway food. Bay View Restaurant and pub - great menu Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Center is an excellent stop to escape the city and have a look at some of New Zealand’s amazing bird life. Best bird-watching is two hours either side of high tide. The Seabird Coast is a popular attraction, home to up to 20,000 migratory seabirds and waders, rich in marine life, and an ideal spot for bird watching, picnics and fishing. Bush walks in Hunua Ranges, Waharau Ridge Track. Hauraki Rail Trail. Miranda to Thames is a 25 min drive – lots of restaurants, cafes, sightseeing - Thames Market on a Saturday - very popular with locals. Thames Society of Arts, Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum, Butterfly and Orchid Garden. A wonderful day trip is through the Karangahake Gorge – either walk or hire electric bikes from Paeroa Sportsworld. This walkway follows the gold rail trail between Paeroa and Waihi. Paeroa is known as the Antique capital of New Zealand – 30 min drive from Miranda. In the surrounding area there are numerous art and craft stores/ workshops. Ngatea Art Gallery. Metal Sculpture Gallery, Waitakaruru. Another day trip could be to Waihi to see Martha’s Gold Mine. This property is also a great location/ property for a small intimate country wedding. Just hire a free standing marquee, set this upon the lawn in front of the cottage. Plenty of parking spaces in paddock. Great photographic opportunities. Please note: Minimum rate for wedding hire of property is 3 nights.