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The Coromandel

The Coromandel TRAVEL GUIDE

The Coromandel Peninsula is in the north of the western and of the bay of plenty, New Zealand. It is visible from Auckland in clear weather. The Coromandel was named in honor of HNS Coromandel, a British Navvy’s ship and this ship name were related to India’s Coromandel Coast. It is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand having the kauri forestry industry and hard rock gold mining. Pristine golden beaches, natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests, and many natural hideaways make the Coromandel a perfect destination to escape. The Coromandel with the golden coastline laid back locals, abundant marine life and range of mountains, is a favorite place for kiwis. Explore the hidden gems of the Coromandel by walking and tracking. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Hauraki Gulf and Island through rail trail. The full path takes 2-3 days; however, a good day ride is that the third leg from Paeroa to Waihi. Pedal aboard the Ohinemuri stream and through the Karangahake Gorge to admire the beautiful Owharoa Falls and attractive gold mining sites. Naturally heated warm water at hot water beach will give a unique relaxing spa feeling. A myriad of cliffs, blowholes, and cove lies near Cathedral Cove. It is like magic to see the morning sun reflecting on the water of the cave. Tourists like to explore Cathedral Cove from different viewpoints by cruise or kayak. The lost spring geothermal spa in Whitianga, surrounded by soothing waterfalls and tropical plants attracts visitors for relaxing and pamper themselves.

LOCATION

Lies east of Auckland

BEST TIME TO VISIT

March, April, May September to November,

WHY VISIT THE COROMANDEL

Biking, walking in natural beauty of Coromandel Peninsula, experience voice echoes in cliffs and caves, know the gold mining history, Hauraki Rail Trail, cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail, Deep within the earth a natural spring runs beneath Hot Water Beach, hiking the pinnacles track, overnight adventure, Relax in naturally heated mineral waters

PLACES TO VISIT

Coromandel Coastal Walkway, Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary, Waihi Gold Discovery Centre & gold mine tours, Hot Water Beach, Owharoa Falls in the Karangahake Gorge, Snorkel Orua Sea Cave, Kayak Cathedral Cove, Hike the Pinnacles, The Lost Spring Geothermal Spa, Thames