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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 . . .
Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery from this track that leads down to Gemstone and Stingray bays as well as Cathedral Cove, probably the Coromandel’s most popular destination beach. Read the story . . .
Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula is close to some of the most beautiful and popular coastline in this area. Read the story . . .
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 . . .