Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is situated between two enormous harbours and dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones. Spend your time here enjoying the city's harbour, museums, galleries, and adventure activities.
Your first stop on the journey south is the historic township of Thames. Founded during the Coromandel gold rush, this is a great place to learn the region's history. Further on, Coromandel Town is a haven for artists, craftspeople and conservationists. Explore the galleries and craft shops that showcase the local talent.
Whitianga is home to a fishing fleet - expect to eat some excellent seafood. Best things to do include surfing, surf casting and beach walks.