The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.
Enrich yourself in the diverse landscapes that you will see across New Zealand. Get a chance to see the Bay of Islands, Coromandel peninsula, Rotorua, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef Glacier, Doubtful sound and much more.
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. For the more adventurous there's Sleeping God Canyon, a 300m vertical descent down a set of waterfalls. The Coromandel is the
home of many artists and craftspeople. It’s also the home of many events and concerts that draw locals and visitors alike to this remarkable place.
Top Things to See and Do:
Tuhua: a dormant volcano with a marine reserve off its northern end
Go big game fishing, snorkeling or scuba diving
Enjoy unique thermal mineral pools at Hot Water Beach
Te-Wanganui-A Hei Marine Reserve
Kayak around Cathedral Cove
Throw a line out on a kayak fishing tour
Take a boat cruise around The Coromandel’s beaches and sea cave
As New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, it has opposite seasons to those living in the northern half of the world.