Coromandel: a sting in the tail

If you were to assume that Te Ika a Māui – the Great Fish of Māui – was a species...


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Coromandel Tui Lodge Visit website

Located on the outskirts of Coromandel Town, enjoy the rural setting with paddocks and trees surrounding the lodge. Our sheep enjoy being hand fed with . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Travelling the less-sandy side of the Coromandel Peninsula with no plans and a child on board. What could possibly go wrong?  Read the story . . . 

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Mercury Bay Holiday Park Visit website

**Winners of the 2014 AA Spirit of Hospitality Award** We invite you to our quality assured property in the heart of Whitianga township. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Hot Water Beach: dig your own spa pool

Drop into Hot Water Beach, a few kilometres down the coast from Whitianga and remember to take a spade: the bucket is optional, but a garden spade or contractor’s shovel is not. Read the story . . . 

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Harbour View Motel Visit website

Harbour Views Whether you're taking a short break from your busy schedule, or basing your holiday in Coromandel, allow time to stay with us at . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

New Chums Beach: a slice of heaven

The east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has more than its fair share of pretty beaches. Happily, there are still a few that have escaped the developers. New Chums is one. Read the story . . . 

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Sandy Shores Accommodation Visit website

Welcome to Sandy Shores in Whitianga.Absolute ocean-front holiday accommodation offering self-contained apartments. A short walk to shops, restaurants, town centre or Whitianga wharf - connecting . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Franklin: coast to coast charm

Boasting cafés, vineyards, farmers’ markets and beaches; a vintage steam railway, even a racing car track – there’s an awful lot to do in this bucolic corner of the country. Read the story . . . 

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Sunset Motel Visit website

Only beachfront motel in Thames. We are located in Thames township, going north on State Highway 25. Situated on the beachfront with fantastic sunset views, . . . More . . . 

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Coromandel Cottages Visit website

Coromandel Cottages is a relaxing beautiful place to stay. This quality resort motel offers it all! Nestled in the bush-clad hills of Coromandel Town, 1700m . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

Beaches Motel Visit website

Closest motel to the beach. Excellent location. Across the road from the beach & 5min easy walk to village shops & cafes. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Coromandel Township: hippy haven

Perhaps it’s the stillness of the rainforest, the misty vistas of mountain, headland and sea that called the souls of the commune-founders hither. Read the story . . . 

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Tairua Shores Motel Visit website

MOST AFFORDABLE AND BEST QUALITY MOTEL IN TAIRUA. Private deck area on all units and plenty of parking. TAIRUA SHORES is the ideal place to . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Pinnacles: the name says it all

It’s hard to argue that the discovery of gold was a good thing for the Coromandel Peninsula but one positive is the tramping tracks it left behind... Read the story . . . 

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