Coromandel is home to over 400 kilometres of stunning coastline and acres of lush rainforests. Only an hour and a half drive from Auckland, the Coromandel is a hugely popular holiday destination. From gold mining to surfing, hiking to art galleries there is something for everyone in the Coromandel.
The Coromandel region is a favourite amongst New Zealanders of all ages. Conveniently located just an hour and half drive from the Auckland International Airport it is close to other major cities Rotorua, Hamilton and Tauranga. With beautiful golden beaches, idyllic forestry and a relaxed, coastal lifestyle the Coromandel is the ideal destination for a holiday. Once you've been to the Coromandel you will want to return year after year.
The main towns in the area are Thames and Whitianga. The region has an estimated population of 39 000 and lies east of Auckland. The stunning coastline stretches for over 400 kilometres and the lush forests are just as appealing. The beauty of the Coromandel is that in the same day you can experience the golden sand of the surf beach and the wildlife flourishing the forests.
There are an abundance of things to do and places to see in the Coromandel. Take a ride on the country's only narrow gauge mountain railway in Coromandel Town, visit Hot Water Beach where you can dig in the sand to create your own spa pool in the sea, get your heart pumping hiking up the Pauanui Mountain or catch a glimpse of the miners digging for gold at the Martha Mine in Waihi. In Paeroa you can taste New Zealand's favourite soft drink 'Lemon & Paeoa' or hit the surf in the lively town of Whangamata. There are also a number of artists living in the area showcasing their amazing pieces in local galleries.
The laid back, seaside lifestyle has attracted people from all backgrounds and all ages. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday amid beautiful landscape in an area where the locals welcome you with open arms the Coromandel is the perfect destination for you.
Main Towns in the Coromandel Region
Other Towns in the Coromandel Region