“We recently completed a very enjoyable non-simultaneous exchange with Margaret and Ken.After email and Skype contact making the arrangements they came to the Sunshine Coast in July/ August 2011 and after meeting them at the airport we headed up to far North Queensland for a month. We have just returned from a month in New Zealand (Feb 2012)where we were met at the airport and then drove down to Bethlehem in the Bay of Plenty an area the we have visited for the past 3 years.We enjoyed staying in their very comfortable house in a quiet area near local shops and supermarkets and a short drive in to Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.We made trips away to new areas that we had not been to on the East Cape/Gisborne and Taupo and enjoyed visiting again all the other towns on the coast of the Bay and also inland visiting Cambridge,Matamata and Hamilton. We have enjoyed meeting and sharing our holiday experiences with Margaret and Ken and have added them to the growing list of great people that we have enjoyed meeting through Home Exchange. Richard and Gloria Dennis”
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Where is it?
Tauranga is a delightful city with wonderful beaches, walkways and climate. Our city is situated in the central North Island, around 2 hours from Auckland Airport and an hour from Rotorua. Check out the website – www.Bestoftauranga.com for more details.
Bethlehem is a new suburb around 7 minutes from the central city – 15 minutes from Mt Maunganui which has a world renowned surf beach and a great harbour. A walk around ‘The Mount’ is a favourite pastime for locals and visitors.
Bethlehem Town Centre is just 2 minutes by car (or a 10-12 minute walk) – supermarket, cafes, restaurants, gift and dress shops, post office, gym – lots to tempt you!
Our home is modern, with indoor and outdoor living – great views and very comfortable. We feel sure you’ll love it!
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