Things to do in Coromandel

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Coromandel Tours, Activities & Attractions

Coromandel lies on the Eastern shore of the Hauraki Gulf and is a largely untouched paradise. Renowned for its beauty, it is an outdoor haven where rugged forest-clad hills sweep down to a magnificent and varied coastline. Native Pohutakawa trees line the western side, eastern shores are fringed with sparking white sand beaches, and the ranges in the middle are lush native rainforests.

The crystal clear water is perfect for fishing, snorkelling, swimming and surfing. Whilst on land, There are fantastic walks, gold mining relics, fantastic waterfalls and fascinating natural features.

The Coromandel is also known for its slightly hippy lifestyle and vibrant art scene inspired by the stimulating landscapes. Visitors will discover galleries and studios hidden around each corner and tucked into every bay.

Thames is a town that exudes history and character built on the pioneering industries of kauri logging and gold mining. Here, you will find historical hotels and buildings from the era.


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Things to do in Coromandel Activities & Attractions


Things To Do On The Coromandel Peninsula

Picturesque Coromandel Town huddles beneath high craggy hills at the head of the Coromandel Harbour and is another old mining town. The main attraction in the immediate vicinity is the ‘Driving Creek Railway, providing a 1-hour narrow-gauge train ride built mostly by hand and encompasses amazing views of the region.

There are many other fantastic attractions, such as ‘The Waterworks’, a fun-filled attraction showcasing the best of kiwi ingenuity.

Whitianga is a vibrant town and a great holiday destination, the striking Mercury bay being a haven for water activities with a gorgeous white sand beach. It’s also a great base to make a series of day trips to wonderfully secluded spots. There are two gems close by here: Cathedral Cove, a stunning geological formation with one of the most beautiful beaches on the peninsula and Hot Water Beach, renowned for its natural hot springs bubbling beneath the sands and famous for digging your own hot water spa pool on the beach.

Pauanui and Tairua offer the perfect base for enjoying superb coastal and bush scenery and kayaking, sailing, swimming and diving. Discover Whangamata, where life is a beach, wonderful Waihi with its gold mining past and tours of the Martha Mine and the Karangahake Gorge packed with history and beauty.

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