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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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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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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Sandy Shores Accommodation Visit website

Welcome to Sandy Shores in Whitianga.Absolute ocean-front holiday accommodation offering self-contained apartments. A short walk to shops, restaurants, town centre or Whitianga wharf - connecting . . . 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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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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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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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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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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Beachaven TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Beachaven is a safe, friendly holiday park set on 4 acres of land offering a wide range of accommodation. We've got plenty of space for . . . More . . . 

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Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

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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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 . . . 

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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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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Blue Marlin Apartments Visit website

Blue Marlin Apartments are situated at No 4 and No 13 Buffalo Beach Road. We have various types of accommodation from Studio units to large . . . 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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