The coastal playground of The Coromandel is full of spectacular natural highlights.
Its mountainous, forested interior dotted with walking tracks means there's something for everyone.
For lovers of white sand beaches and secret coves, The Coromandel will be paradise. Head to Cathedral Cove where a naturally-formed archway divides two small, perfect bays. Dig a hole at nearby Hot Water Beach and bathe in naturally heated mineral water that bubbles up from deep within the earth. Or, if you’re a keen surfer, head to Pauanui or Whangamata – both towns have beaches known for their consistent swell.
As well as stunning beaches, there’s a myriad of walking tracks on offer in this region. The most popular is The Pinnacles, a 2-day walk that takes hikers up to one of the highest peaks in the Coromandel Forest Park for spectacular views. The Coromandel Coastal Walkway is a day walk that winds its way along the coast and traverses bush, farmland and coastline; while walks in the Wentworth Valley showcase a beautiful waterfall and abandoned gold mines.