After a relaxing morning at the lodge, head north to the Ohinemuri Winery in the Karangahake Gorge.
While you are there, you might like to have a stroll along one of the Gorges walkways and then back for lunch at the Ohinemuri Restaurant. After lunch drive back down past Katikati and onto Morton Estate Winery to sample some of their excellent wines. Then head further south to Mill’s Reef Winery at Bethlehem.
From there you may wish to head over to Tauranga and Mt Maunganui and either stroll along the beach or have a swim or climb up Mt Maunganui which has spectacular 360º views of the Bay of Plenty. Either have dinner at one of the many great restaurants at the Mount or along the Strand in Tauranga city centre or head back to Mill’s Reef for an evening meal at their restaurant with one of their famous award winning wines.