The Coromandel, With it’s pristine beaches, native forests and an abundance of natural attractions on offer is one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations.You could wander among the coolness of the pristine bush, explore the area’s gold mining heritage, follow the Karangahake Gorge and Coromandel coastal walkway, hop on your bike and cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail, or simply sit and relax in a warm bubbling pool at Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own spa. Don’t miss the spectacular Cathedral Cove, the jewel of a protected marine reserve.

Free Activities

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  • Waitawheta Tramway-The Waitawheta Tramway was constructed between 1896 and 1910 to transport kauri logs out of the Waitawheta Valley
  • Karangahake Tunnel loop walk-takes you along the Ohinemuri River and over the lower Waitawheta River
  • Waiau Kauri Grove and Waterfalls
  • Rapaura Water Gardens-A 64-acre private estate in the Coromandel Forest Park
  • Karangahake Gorge Walkway-This fascinating walk follows the old Paeroa to Waihi railway line

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  • Hot Water Beach-located just south of Mercury Bay. Two hours each side of low tide, you can dig your own spa pool
  • The 309 Road-A gravel road which takes you on a journey through dense bushland with spectacular views and a number of interesting stops along the way
  • Accessible only on foot, boat or kayak, famous Cathedral Cove is accessible via the 2hr return walk Cathedral Cove track, which gives access to Gemstone Bay, Mares Leg and Cathedral Cove

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Useful Contacts

  • Emergency : Phone 111
  • Coromandel Police: Phone (07) 866 1190
  • Coromandel Police: Phone (07) 865 0300
  • Coromandel Health Centre: Phone (07) 866 8500
  • TravellingNZ : admin@travellingnz.com

 

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