Coromandel: a sting in the tail

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


Aerial views over Tairua Harbour. © Shutterstock

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Harbour View Motel Visit website

Harbour Views Whether you're taking a short break from your busy schedule, or basing your holiday in Coromandel, allow time to stay with us at . . . More . . . 

From $100
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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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Indulge: food and drink in Western Bay of Plenty

Whatever your preference, there's something for every taste in Western Bay of Plenty.  Read the story . . . 

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Palm Pacific Motel & Resort Visit website

Shops and cafes at your doorstep, golden sand beach just a short walk away, tennis court, sauna and private spa, Palm Pacific Resort has everything . . . More . . . 

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Western Bay of Plenty: it's the beaches...

With no less than 12km of white sandy beach reaching from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa and a wide coastline that stretches for 125km, it sure is hard to beat. 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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Karangahake Windows Walk

This spectacular walk passes relics of the Talisman and Crown mining operations in Karangahake Gorge. Take a torch for exploring the goldmining tunnels and the underground pumphouse side trip. 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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Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

The Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa and Waihī with visible mining and railway remains. Take a torch to explore the tunnels! Read the story . . . 

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Coromandel Tui Lodge Visit website

Located on the outskirts of Coromandel Town, enjoy the rural setting with paddocks and trees surrounding the lodge. Our sheep enjoy being hand fed with . . . More . . . 

From $20
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Cathedral Cove Walk

Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery from this track that leads down to Gemstone and Stingray bays as well as Cathedral Cove, probably the Coromandel’s most popular destination beach.  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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Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve

Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula is close to some of the most beautiful and popular coastline in this area. Read the story . . . 

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Sunset Motel Visit website

Only beachfront motel in Thames. We are located in Thames township, going north on State Highway 25. Situated on the beachfront with fantastic sunset views, . . . More . . . 

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Of the sea: surfing Aotearoa

When most people imagine their idyllic beach, they think of white sand and sun-dappled water. Surfers focus on wind and swell directions and the hidden bathymetry of the seafloor. Read the story . . . 

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