Adventure / Outdoors
Coromandel outdoor adventures include scuba diving, sea kayaking and fishing, short and long forest treks.
Many walking tracks are steeped in local mining and logging history. The ‘Windows’ walkway in the Karangahake Gorge follows the old Paeroa - Waihi railway line, exploring gold mining relics and river scenery.
The ‘Pinnacles’ overnight walkway through the Kauaeranga valley was originally constructed for horses carrying supplies to kauri loggers, gum diggers and gold miners in the early 1900s. Walkers stay in a DOC hut where an early morning rise reveals the sun’s first rays on the Pacific Ocean and 360-degree panoramic views.
Cathedral Cove’s iconic limestone archway and pristine golden beach featured in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. To get to the cove, there’s the option of a two-hour return walk, or a guided kayaking trip. The cove is an idyllic location for swimming, snorkelling, picnics and relaxing under pohutukawa trees.
At Hot Water beach, where underground thermal activity supplies bubbling hot water, visitors can create a personal natural jacuzzi in the wet sand during low tide.