There's many great locations in the Coromandel for you to visit. Here's a few that shouldn't be missed.
Thames and Thames Coast
There's lots to keep you busy when delving into Thames colourful gold mining history or experiencing our beautiful forests and coastlines.
If you are after an adrenaline rush, Canyonz is the activity for you. Located inland from Thames in the Kauaeranga Valley Sleeping God Canyon is an unforgettable canyoning adventure that constantly keeps you on edge.
Marvel at the variety of nature at the Butterfly and Orchid Garden, Rapaura Watergardens and Karaka Birdhide.
Enjoy numerous biking, walking and tramping opportunities on offer on the Hauraki Rail Trail, Kauaeranga Valley, Thames coastal walkway and Rocky's Goldmine Walk.
One of the most popular overnight tramping tracks in this area is The Pinnacles, located in the Kauaeranga Valley. The Pinnacles climbs through rugged mountain ranges, and the views from the top are nothing short of breathtaking.
Drive the scenic Thames coastline while exploring the beaches, art galleries and cafes.
Look out for the majestic Pohutukawa Tree's crimson flowers in full bloom from mid November.
More than a 100 migratory bird species live around the edge of the Firth of Thames on the Miranda foreshore. Drive past them on your way to Thames.
Explore the breathtaking volcanic coastline, magnificent sea caves and Cathedral Cove with a local scenic boat operator or kayaking provider.
Catch the ferry and walk to Shakespeare's Cliff or stop off at some of the local beaches, such as Opito, Otama and Kuaotunu.
Paeroa is an ideal mid-journey stop between Auckland and Tauranga/Rotoroa. The home of the iconic 'Lemon and Paeroa' soft drink, Paeroa offers several fine cafes and some fascinating local attractions.
Sample Lemon and Paeroa, New Zealand's most popular soft drink. As they say, it's 'world famous in New Zealand'.
Paeroa is also a good place to shop for antiques. Take home a quaint souvenir.
Break the journey back to Auckland with a refreshment stop in Ngatea - but make time to check out the water gardens.
Make Paeroa, Thames or Waihi the starting point for your cycling tour along the Hauraki Rail Trail.
Tairua and Pauanui
You have the best of both worlds in Tairua and Pauanui - spectacular surf beaches and a tranquil harbour for kayaking, paddle-boarding and family fun.
Offshore Alderman Islands have big game fishing, snorkelling and diving.
Discover the Tairua History Trail and walk to the summit of Paku, the volcanic peak that guards the Tairua Harbour.
At the northern end of the 3km Pauanui Beach a choice of tracks lead you around the coast. Explore excellent fishing spots, beautiful bays or challenge yourself with the hill climb up to the panoramic summit of Mount Pauanui.
Surf's up at Whangamata
The surf town of Whangamata is lively in summer and lovely the rest of the year. Aim for autumn or spring if you want to avoid the crowds.
Visit the gifted local artisans on the Whangamata Craft Trail.
Coromandel Forest Park and Tairua Forest are close by - there are walking tracks galore.
Opoutere, Onemana and Whiritoa are picturesque holiday beaches.