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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Tidewater Motel & Tourist Park Visit website

6 individual ground-floor motel units (2 sleep 6, 2 sleep 5, 2 sleep 2). Twin/double and dormitory rooms, tent & power sites. . . . More . . . 

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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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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 . . . 

4.7 /5
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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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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 . . . 

4.5 /5
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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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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 . . . 

4.6 /5
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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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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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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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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 . . . 

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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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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From $40
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Harbourside Holiday Park Visit website

PARKLIKE GROUNDS AND CLOSE TO THE WATER....Welcome to our family-friendly campground with its beautiful mature specimen trees right opposite the harbour on Whitianga's main street . . . 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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