This pint sized peninsula swells with visitors through the warmer months. It is easy to see why. Beautiful beaches line the coast, protected bush land accessed by walking trails fills the interior, and historic gold rush towns remind visitors of years gone by.
Beach side towns dot the peninsula. Whangamata is a surfing town, home to a lovely rolling break. Hahei is a quiet spot with a stunning white sand beach, which also provides access to one of the Coromandel’s leading natural attractions, Cathedral Cove. A short distance from Hahei, Hot Water Beach gives visitors the unique opportunity to dig their own hot pools in the sand. Whitianga is the main hub on the East Coast of the Peninsula and is the stepping off point for the many water-based activates of Mercury Bay. On the western side of the peninsula, Coromandel Town and Thames are quiet towns steeped in the proud mining history of the area.
- A visit to Cathedral cove
- Exploring the Waihi mine
- Hiking the Pinnacles Track in the Kaueranga Valley
- Digging your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach
- Driving the Karangahake gorge and stopping off for a walk
- Swimming at New Chums beach
- Sampling the smoked mussels of Coromandel Town