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.
Cathedral Cove is arguably one of the most picturesque spots (and there are many) in The Coromandel Peninsula.
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 at this world-famous Hot Water Beach. Great surf, cafes & art galleries add to this very kiwi experience.
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.