Loved by the locals: Coromandel

Go back 150 odd years and Thames was booming, growing rich off gold.


The rocky shores of the Thames Coast. © Destination Coromandel.

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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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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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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Driving Creek Railway: a unique railway experience

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

Te Kouma Harbour Cottages Visit website

A cottage by the sea. A place to relax. NO NOISE. NO STRESS. NO WORRIES. Spectacular views of Te Kouma Harbour. . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

4.6 /5
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 . . . 

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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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Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

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 . . . 

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Coromandel: a sting in the tail

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 . . . 

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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The Waterworks: wet and wonderful

A whole lot of Kiwi ‘number 8 wire’ thinking has gone into creating The Waterworks in Coromandel.  Read the story . . . 

Shelly Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

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 . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Coromandel

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 . . . 

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Coromandel Court Motel Visit website

Coromandel Court Motel is situated, opposite the bus stop in Coromandel Town centre, just a minute's stroll from shops and restaurants. . . . More . . . 

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Indulge: food and drink in Coromandel

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 . . . 

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