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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Crowsnest Visit website

Welcome to Crow's Nest Apartments, Luxury Accommodation in Whitianga. Quietly situated 50 metres from Whitianga’s beautiful Buffalo Beach, with restaurants less than a minutes walk . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Auckland to 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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From $100
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 . . . 

From $100
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Natural attractions

Hot Water Beach: BYO spade

Just beneath the surface of the sand is a delicious, natural underground river that brings hot water to the beach almost on tap, so to speak. Read the story . . . 

Brookby Motel Visit website

Tucked away in a quiet bush setting beside a rippling brook. 5 minute stroll to central Thames shops, restaurants, cafes etc. Closest motel to Thames hospital. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

New Chums Beach: idyllic sandy seclusion

Walk through native nīkau and pōhutukawa to idyllic, sandy seclusion.  Read the story . . . 

Tidewater Motel & Tourist Park Visit website

6 individual ground-floor motel units (2 sleep 6, 2 sleep 5, 2 sleep 2). Twin/double and dormitory rooms, tent & power sites. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Driving Creek Railway: a unique railway experience

Zig zag through lush native bush on New Zealand's only narrow-gauge railway. Read the story . . . 

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From $125
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Palm Pacific Motel & Resort Visit website

Shops and cafes at your doorstep, golden sand beach just a short walk away, tennis court, sauna and private spa, Palm Pacific Resort has everything . . . More . . . 

From $125
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Natural attractions

Karangahake Gorge: walk or ride a stunning trail

Follow the course of the Ōhinemuri River and walk or ride through jurassic-looking, bush-clad trails at the heart of the Coromandel's gold-mining history. Read the story . . . 

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From $36
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Bowentown Beach Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT. Uniquely situated between ocean and harbour with safe beaches. Quiet family camp with modern facilities. New large spa pool. BBQ. Large communal dining/lounge. . . . More . . . 

From $36
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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

Driving Creek Railway & Pottery Visit website

Barry Brickell, builder of the Driving Creek narrow-gauge mountain railway, is a man of rare energy and vision who has spent 32 years fulfilling his ambitions. . . . 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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Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Resort Visit website

Whether you're on holiday, visiting friends and relatives or attending events in and around Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Resort provides the perfect . . . 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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