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Korito Organics

Korito Organics
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389 Korito Road, New Plymouth
Tel: 06 7522181
http://www.korito.co.nz
The bach is on a certified organic permaculture property, with Mount Taranaki as a backdrop and the New Plymouth coast to the front in the far distance. There is plenty of room on the 10 acres to walk around and also to learn about permaculture, biodynamics and organics. We have extensive vegetable gardens as well as chooks, ducks and various animals. Eggs and seasonable vegetables are available to purchase. The property is powered by renewable energy – we have a water turbine, solar panels and a solar hot water heater. We would encourage you to live an eco lifestyle for your stay. There is also a composting toilet. We have planted 2000 native trees as well as extensive orchards, coppice and timber trees. Spend an evening relaxing in a firebath under the stars listening to moreporks. There is easy access to the mountain from the property – the Maude track is 7 km down the road, and Egmont Village is 12 km away. New Plymouth is a 20 min drive.

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

All food waste goes to our chooks and worm farm and there are recycling bins. We grow our own firewood as we have coppice trees on the property. Derina is a teacher/practitioner of biodynamics, permaculture and organic gardening and is happy to share her knowledge of these. The bach is made from new and recycled materials and furnished with recycled furniture. We have lots of information on how the property was developed for interested visitors.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Organic Food

Organic Meals

We sell in-season fruit and vegetables from our organically certified gardens. We also have chook eggs for sale. The herb garden in front of the house is well stocked and free for visitors use.

Facilities

1 double 1 bunkroom 1 sofabed Lounge/diner/kitchen with woodburner Stove/oven/microwave/fridge/freezer in shed Washing machine Bathroom with shower/composting toilet Patio to back of property Deck to front with barbeque 2 firebaths outside Outside fireplace

Total Capacity

4 (6 max)

Electronics

VCR Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player

Activities

Climbing the mountain Various mountain and bush walks Surfing/swimming/fishing at the beaches in New Plymouth Walking/mountain biking tracks at Lake Mangamahoe Sailing around the sugar loaf islands New Plymouth coastal walkway (8 km) TSB theatre and showplace Govet Brewster Art Gallery Puke Ariki Museum Real Tart Gallery There is a passive solar designed macrocarpa house built on the property at which workshops are held on self-sufficiency, permaculture, biodynamics and gardening - visitors are welcome to attend these - numbers permitting.

Tariff Includes

Linen and towels

Directions

From SH3 - go through to Egmont Village, take the second left turn after the 100 speed limit sign (Kent Road). The motor museum is on the left hand side as you turn. Go along this road for 5 km, then take a right turn onto Korito Road - the property is 4 km up this road on the left hand side. From SH1 - Take SH3A to Inglewood, then SH3 to Egmont Village and then follow the instructions above.
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