The Magic Of The Coromandel

One of the most beautiful, unspoiled regions of New Zealand’s North Island is the Coromandel Peninsula. It is an area with majestic mountains and a stunning, isolated coastline vying with native bush and forests.

The gateway to the peninsula on the western side is Thames, once a busy gold mining area in the 19th century. The winding roads and charming tiny townships hidden around Thames make it a must-see area, especially if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century.


There are some natural wonders to be found in the Coromandel Peninsula that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. The Hot Water Beach at Hahei, where you can take a spade and dig less than a foot deep to sit in the mineral spring salt water, hot enough to keep you nice and snug on a cold winter’s day, is only one example.

Take a trip to view the wonderful rock formations that make up Cathedral Cove. Or visit beautiful Whitianga and take a two-minute ferry crossing to Cooks Beach, a popular holiday spot that would take an hour to get to by road.

Coromandel Township on the other side of peninsula is the epitome of what life really means here. Quaint and older styled buildings underline the laid back lifestyle and as with all areas within this region, the Township is a haven for the unusual in terms of arts and crafts, boutiques and hand made wines and liquors.

For those who love the unspoiled beauty of deserted beaches, Mercury Bay, Wilson Bay or Kennedy Bay are perfect. It's particularly peaceful outside the main holiday season. For a great display of information on the area, look at the official Tourism Coromandel website.

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