A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula is everything that a big city isn’t. With a mountainous interior cloaked in native rainforest and more than 250 miles of dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled, and relaxed. Activities and attractions are plentiful, from fishing and diving to hiking and cycling. You might choose skydiving in Whitianga or a guided sea kayak tour around the coast. You could wander among the coolness of the pristine bush: it is a walker’s paradise. Explore the relics from the area’s gold mining heritage, follow the Karangahake Gorge and Coromandel Coastal Walkway, hike the Pinnacles, or 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 two hours either side of low tide. Don’t miss the spectacular Cathedral Cove, the jewel of a protected marine reserve. The Coromandel Peninsula is the home of many artists and craftspeople. Pop into their studios – you’re welcome to visit – and pick up a unique piece of art or pottery to take home with you. It’s also the home of many events and concerts that draw locals and visitors alike to this remarkable place. Staying in the Coromandel Peninsula is easy. Most of the accommodation providers have found themselves spectacular locations so whether your tastes are for the upmarket or the simple, you’ll find a room with an amazing view. It’s just over an hour from Auckland airport, Rotorua and Hobbiton.
White Sand Beaches
Coromandel Coastal Walkway
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Places: Auckland (2 days) → Rotorua (2) → Napier (2) → Wellington (2) → Blenheim (1) → Abel Tasman National Park (2) → Kaikoura (1) → Christchurch (1) → Mount Cook (2) → Wanaka (1) → Te Anau (2) → Queenstown (2) → Te Anau (2)
Tour Highlights: Volcanic Peaks & Black Sand Beaches, Maori Culture, Food & Wine, Wellness & Relaxation, Adventure...
Aotearoa Lodge sits tucked into a lush garden, minutes from Buffalo Beach and the heart of town. Look forward to a comfortable stay in spacious studios with chic décor and modern amenities. Settle onto the large deck and listen to melodious birdsong as you soak up the sun.
Coromandel View Bed and Breakfast offers guests spectacular panoramic scenery over Coromandel, harbour and sea, the lush native forest, majestic Coromandel ranges and magical sunsets. Indulge yourselves a little, relax from the moment you arrive.