Go back 150 odd years and Thames was booming, growing rich off gold.
The rocky shores of the Thames Coast. © Destination Coromandel.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Zig zag through lush native bush on New Zealand's only narrow-gauge railway. Read the story . . .
A cottage by the sea. A place to relax. NO NOISE. NO STRESS. NO WORRIES. Spectacular views of Te Kouma Harbour. . . . More . . .
Things to do
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The perfect location. 5 minutes to beaches, bush walks and award winning cafes. You will enjoy our modern pool side units over looking the Coromandel ranges. . . . More . . .
Even in an area that has more than its fair share of wonderful beaches, the gems that lie along this road less travelled are in a class of their own... Read the story . . .
6 individual ground-floor motel units (2 sleep 6, 2 sleep 5, 2 sleep 2). Twin/double and dormitory rooms, tent & power sites. . . . More . . .
A whole lot of Kiwi ‘number 8 wire’ thinking has gone into creating The Waterworks in Coromandel. Read the story . . .
Coromandel's top-rated holiday park, 5km north of Coromandel township. Beautiful location with trees and gardens to relax in and enjoy the natural setting. . . . More . . .
Goldmining history and small gauge railways, DIY spas, skateparks, cycle trails, petting zoos and friendly free-roaming pigs – there are so many options for family fun on the Coromandel. Read the story . . .
Coromandel Court Motel is situated, opposite the bus stop in Coromandel Town centre, just a minute's stroll from shops and restaurants. . . . More . . .
The Coromandel is famous for its seafood, but there are lots of great options for eating out here, from casual cafés to relaxed vineyard dining. Read the story . . .