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Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 19 August 2019

Views throughout the gulf in Auckland, Coromandel is everything that a big city is not. With a mountainous inner cloaked in native rainforest and more than 400 kilometre of dazzling white sand beaches, it's rustic, unspoiled and relaxed. Renowned for its pure beauty, green pastures, misty rain forests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, which makes it an ideal spot to escape.

Plan your journey on the official website for The Coromandel and discover why this destination is good for your soul&hellip. Activities and attractions are plentiful, from fishing and diving to hiking and biking.

You may choose skydiving in Whitianga or a guided sea kayak tour around the coast. For the more adventurous there is Sleeping God Canyon, a 300m vertical descent down a pair of waterfalls. Coromandel is a coast city on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand's North Island. It is famous for the Driving Creek Railway, a narrow gauge train journey through the mountain forests, past pottery sculptures. Powered with a massive waterwheel, the 1900 Coromandel gold stamp battery still processes gold from stone. The town's gold mining history is chronicled in the Coromandel School of Mines and Historical Museum.

You can roam among the coolness of an untouched bush, The Coromandel is a walker's paradise.

Explore the relics from the region's gold mining heritage, follow the Karangahake Gorge and Coromandel Coastal Walkway, hike the Pinnacles, or hop on your bicycle and cycle the Hauraki railway route. Or just sit and unwind in a hot bubbling pool in Hot Water Beach where one can dig your very own spa 2 hours either side of low tide.

Don't overlook the magnificent Cathedral Bay, the pearl of the protected marine reserve. The Coromandel is the home of many artists and craftspeople. Pop in their studios - you are free to visit and pick up an exceptional piece of pottery or art to take home with you.

It is also the home of many events and concerts that attract locals and visitors alike to this wonderful place. Remaining in The Coromandel is easy. The majority of the accommodation providers have found themselves magnificent locations so whether your tastes are for the upmarket or the easy, you'll discover a room - or camping tent site - with a wonderful view. It is just more than a hour from Auckland airport, Rotorua and Hobbiton, and may be reached by road, air, or ferry.


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Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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