8.00 AM – Family drive adventure….details will be supplied.
8.15 AM – First stop is Clevedon visiting The Clevedon Village Farmers Market which opened on the 20th of November 2005 with a wide selection of produce offered by over twenty stalls. Let us choose here to grab the perfect tea or coffee. The market has grown and there are many new stalls, as well as seasonal vendors coming and going as their crops dictate. The market has become a popular destination for visitors due to its idyllic and relaxed rural setting, wonderful selection of produce, great coffee and war hospitality. It is a place for the community to meet and shop for the freshest possible selection of produce and quality provisions. It also encourages sustainable farming practice, reduces food miles and the use of non-degradable packaging. Produce available includes vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, plants, meat, poultry, fish, seedlings, seeds, nuts, cheese, coffee, pickles, preserves, sauces, baking, eggs, bread, confectionery, wine, juice and homemade cordials, materials used in the production of food such as compost and worm farms.
9.00 AM – Departing Clevedon, the perfect time to discover some incredible scenery from rain forest, rural New Zealand farmland as well as driving beside the bays overlooking the Coromandel Pennisula.
9.45 AM – Stopping at The Pink Shop en route in Kaiaua to try the perfect ice cream, something I’m sure Jacob will love. Choose from some incredible New Zealand flavours from Fejoa to Black Doris Plum handmade ices before you set off for Middle Earth licking away at a moorish flavour in your car.
10.00 AM – Departing Kaiaua.
11.30 AM – The Over the Moon Cambridge Deli is with it’s specialty cheese tastings available daily. The deli stocks a large selection of gourmet goods with a strong focus on New Zealand range of cheeses they make and makes a pleasant stop for a tasting as well as your host will purchase your favourite for your picnic lunch the following day.
1.00 PM – Enjoy a two hour relaxing tour of Hobbiton as they unravel and reveal the charming stories of how Peter Jackson decided on the location and all the behind the scenes information that makes for a great afternoon of entertainment and finish with a cider or ginger ale in the Green Dragon pub in the heart of the Hobbiton village.
3.00 PM – Departing Hobbiton take the scenic route to your rural home for the evening and relax and rest before hot showers and changing for dinner but a twenty second stroll away from your front door with the farmers Penny and Doug. Relax with local fayre prepared for you with a stunning wine matched to your evening meal. With good company, quiet rural surroundings and the perfect night sky you will be in the perfect mood to rest and relax with a good nights sleep.