Coromandel: a sting in the tail

If you were to assume that Te Ika a Māui – the Great Fish of Māui – was a species...


The picture-perfect beach at Hahei. © David Wall Photography

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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Road trips

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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Rolleston Motel Visit website

13 ground-floor units refurbished 2011/2012. Studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom, serviced daily, fully equiped kitchens. Located in a quiet cul de sac away from main road. . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

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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Franklin: coast to coast charm

Boasting cafés, vineyards, farmers’ markets and beaches; a vintage steam railway, even a racing car track – there’s an awful lot to do in this bucolic corner of the country. Read the story . . . 

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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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Waihi Motel Visit website

A friendly welcome awaits your arrival to 8 spacious 1-bedroom self-contained units with full kitchen facilities and 4 new studio units, two with wheelchair access. . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Tairua Shores Motel Visit website

MOST AFFORDABLE AND BEST QUALITY MOTEL IN TAIRUA. Private deck area on all units and plenty of parking. TAIRUA SHORES is the ideal place to . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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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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

The Pinnacles: the name says it all

It’s hard to argue that the discovery of gold was a good thing for the Coromandel Peninsula but one positive is the tramping tracks it left behind... Read the story . . . 

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