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.

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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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Of the sea: surfing Aotearoa

When most people imagine their idyllic beach, they think of white sand and sun-dappled water. Surfers focus on wind and swell directions and the hidden bathymetry of the seafloor. Read the story . . . 

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Southpacific Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

NEW!!! We now have SKY Guest Select, You now have a choice of 50 + SKY Channels. Movies, Sport, Docos, Reality TV. . . . More . . . 

From $120
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Road trips

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 . . . 

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Marine Reserved Apartments

Welcome to The Coromandel Peninsula and Whangamata's new Marine Reserved Holiday Apartments. Just 120 metres from the fabulous Whangamata beach, we offer you casual, relaxed . . . 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 . . . 

From $18
Whangamata Motor Camp

WHANGAMATA's ONLY HOLIDAY PARK. CLOSE TO OUR FAMOUS WHITE SANDY BEACH and local shops. Whangamata Motor camp is a popular spot for Families, Surfers and . . . More . . . 

From $18
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