By Joerg Klenert
The Coromandel, with a rich gold-mining history and stunning beaches, is a summer holiday mecca. Whitianga and Whangamata are two favourite towns to visit.
The historic town of Thames (Maori: Hauraki), located on the doorstep of The Coromandel region is a gateway to outdoor adventures. Enjoy a great coffee & soak up the gold mining heritage.
From Whitianga you can enjoy the beaches, water sports and boat excursions of Mercury Bay. Expect great seafood and enjoy a forest walk or two.
Access to Cathedral Cove Walk is restricted until summer 2023–24 due to storm damage. At present walking access and boat landings are prohibited.
With early beginnings as a wild colonial gold rush settlement, Coromandel Town is known for its charming mix of Victorian architecture, beaches & forests.
Hahei Beach is a coastal playground. A favourite holiday spot among locals, you're bound to fall in love with its sheltered golden sand beach.
Hot Water Beach is a must do when you are visiting The Coromandel. Dig your own hot pool just metres from the Pacific Ocean. Read on to learn more about Hot Water Beach.
If you’re thirsty, pause for refreshment in Paeroa. This town is the official birthplace of Lemon & Paeroa, New Zealand’s home-grown soft drink.
The purpose-built holiday town of Pauanui is the perfect place to relax, with sandy beaches, forest walks, and laid back places to eat, shop and play golf.
Climb a volcanic peak, kayak around the harbour, surf at the beach & explore the surrounding forest. Tairua is a picturesque holiday town that has it all.
Once a gold town, always a gold town. Since 1878, Waihi has been on a treasure hunt. Come and see the richest gold mine in New Zealand.
Set against a backdrop of native forest park, the welcoming surf town of Whangamatā is a place to catch a wave, a fish or enjoy a delicious cafe meal.
Cooks Beach is one of a string of delightful sandy beaches on the Pacific Ocean coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.