We stayed at Trinity Wharf hotel. The infinity pool looked beautiful, but it wasn't heated, so was very cold (so I was told).
|The view from the hotel. The bridge going to Mt Maunganui.|
|Another view of the pool.|
On Saturday morning we walked around the base of Mt Maunganui. That took about 45 minutes.
Then we went to a cafe right opposite the gorgeous surf beach.
We had an interesting discussion at the wine tasting about Geographical Indications (GIs). I work for the NZ Institute of Patent Attorneys and New Zealand is about to introduce 27 GIs for wines and spirits. The regime will provide name protection for wine growing regions such as Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay where this award winning syrah (shiraz to some) comes from.
Today I have to survey our members and find out where we want to go next year!