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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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 . . . 

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Natural attractions

Firth of Thames: the gentle way south

The alternate road heading south from Auckland, along the Firth of Thames, is a quiet, visual treat with lots to see and do. Read the story . . . 

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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 . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a sting in the tail

Even in an area that has more than its fair share of wonderful beaches, the gems that lie along this road less travelled are in a class of their own... 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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Family fun

Thames Steampunk

In Thames, the sharpest dressers turn out in goggles and corsets, raggamuffin kids parade in top-hats and tails, dogs in waistcoats travel by lacy pram and gun-toting Mad Max types roll through the middle of the CBD in a train.   Read the story . . . 

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Mercer Backpackers Visit website

Historic Mercer Hotel Backpackers is at Mercer Airport on Koheroa Rd between SH 1 at Mercer and SH 2 at Mangatawhiri. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Adventure time: 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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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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Activities

Get outside: 14 must-do short walks

New Zealand is blessed with so many beautiful and varied landscapes. Often the best way to discover them is on foot.  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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Activities

Five great days out with kids in Coromandel

Goldmining history and small gauge railways, DIY spas, skateparks, cycle trails, petting zoos and friendly free-roaming pigs – there are so many options for family fun on the Coromandel.  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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Things to do

Indulge: food and drink in Coromandel

The Coromandel is famous for its seafood, but there are lots of great options for eating out here, from casual cafés to relaxed vineyard dining.  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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