Coromandel: a sting in the tail

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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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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 . . . 

Brookby Motel Visit website

Tucked away in a quiet bush setting beside a rippling brook. 5 minute stroll to central Thames shops, restaurants, cafes etc. Closest motel to Thames hospital. . . . 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 . . . 

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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Natural attractions

New Chums Beach: idyllic sandy seclusion

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

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Coromandel Court Motel Visit website

Coromandel Court Motel is situated, opposite the bus stop in Coromandel Town centre, just a minute's stroll from shops and restaurants. . . . 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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Albert Number 6 Visit website

Attractive, comfortable motel with great hospitality, situated on the main street of Whitianga and within a minute's walk of the beautiful Buffalo Beach. . . . 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 . . . 

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

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 . . . 

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Beachaven TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Whether you're on holiday, visiting friends and relatives or attending events in and around Waihi Beach, Beachaven TOP 10 Holiday Resort provides the perfect spot . . . 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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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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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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