Karangahake Gorge: walk or ride a stunning trail

Not to be confused with Auckland’s famous Karangahape Road, a slip of the ‘k’ and the ‘p’ the difference between...


Owharoa Falls, Karangahake Gorge, near Waihi. © NCHANT

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Tairua Shores Motel

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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Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Road trips are not often leisurely or spontaneous when you have kids on board. Read the story . . . 

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Southpacific Motel & Conference Centre

With an on site Bar, you can spend the day relaxing in the court yard and freshen up with a chilled beverage. . . . More . . . 

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Hot Water Beach: dig your own spa pool

The entire eastern coastline of the Coromandel Peninsula is studded with jewel-like beaches. The sand is white, the pohutukawa crimson, the water warm and clear . . . What, you ask, could be nicer? Read the story . . . 

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Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 is a family owned and operated Holiday Park, located just 700 metres from one of the top surf beaches on . . . 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, and for generations, Kiwis built their baches there — little one-room, fibrolite or board-and-batten buildings with a thunderbolt out back, within spitting distance of the dunes and the gorgeous beach beyond. Read the story . . . 

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The Church

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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Franklin: coast to coast charm

'There's no end of things to do in the "White City".' At least that’s what the old scowmen of the nineteenth century used to say about rural Waiuku. Read the story . . . 

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Tuscany on Thames

"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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Avalon Motel

. SPACIOUS ROOMS AND FRIENDLY SERVICE... Avalon Motel is your perfect base from which to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. Leisurely day trips can be made . . . More . . . 

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New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Film critic Sarah Watt explores how movies put New Zealand on the map — and how it can be something of a blessing and a curse that, nowadays, most people immediately think of The Lord of the Rings when it comes to local cinema. Read the story . . . 

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Mana-Nui Motel

PHONE OR DIRECT EMAIL FOR BEST PRICE OPTIONS AND RATES. Mana-Nui Motel accommodation, Whitianga, Mercury Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, NZ. Central location set in the heart . . . More . . . 

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Coromandel Township: hippy haven

Storyteller and author John McCrystal talks hippes, art, food and wine in the Coromandel. Read the story . . . 

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Driving Creek Railway & Pottery

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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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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