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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Mercury Bay Holiday Park Visit website

**Winners of the 2014 AA Spirit of Hospitality Award** We invite you to our quality assured property in the heart of Whitianga township. . . . 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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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 . . . 

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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 . . . 

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Miranda Holiday Park Visit website

Our chalets are self-contained units, fully furnished, all bedding/towels provided, separate bedrooms, bathroom, living area, TV and full kitchen. New studios and apartments - mineral . . . More . . . 

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New Chums Beach: idyllic sandy seclusion

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

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Tuscany on Thames Visit website

"Indulge Yourself" at the "The Pride of the Peninsula." This motel is quality throughout with attention to detail to ensure that your stay is memorable. . . . 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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Beaches Motel Visit website

Closest motel to the beach. Excellent location. Across the road from the beach & 5min easy walk to village shops & cafes. . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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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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 . . . 

Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park Visit website

A friendly welcome and clean facilities guaranteed! Natural, hot, mineral pools (free to campers) are emptied, cleaned and refilled daily. Tranquil park-like setting, located on . . . 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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The Church Visit website

Cosy cottages and rooms set in beautiful gardens just minutes form Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Restaurant onsite. Within walking distance to Hahei Beach . . . 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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