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...


Ōwharoa Falls, Karangahake Gorge, near Waihī. © NCHANT

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Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Resort Visit website

Relax, refresh and revive amongst the fabulous 5.5 acres of pohutukawa trees and picturesque setting at Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Resort. . . . 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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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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Natural attractions

Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  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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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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Te Kouma Harbour Cottages Visit website

A cottage by the sea. A place to relax. NO NOISE. NO STRESS. NO WORRIES. Spectacular views of Te Kouma Harbour. . . . 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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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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Natural attractions

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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Goldmine Motel Visit website

Quiet location situated off Kenny St bypass. All units air-conditioned, centrally heated, with queen-size beds. 2 x 1-brm, 2 studios with full kitchens, plus further . . . More . . . 

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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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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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YHA On the Beach Backpackers Visit website

Located on Buffalo Beach with stunning views of Mercury Bay - an ideal place to take a break Our friendly hostel has huge bay . . . 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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