The Coromandel Peninsula

About The Region
Attractions + Events
Map
Drive Times

About The Region

The very scenic 400 km coastline encompasses a rugged mountainous interior cloaked in subtropical rainforest & is home to a thriving arts community.

“The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to slow down, relax and unwind.”

— Destination Coromandel

Attractions + Events

Attractions

  • Hot Water Beach where at low tide you can dig your own hot pool.
  • Take a beach walk to Cathedral Cove, a stunning natural amphitheatre.
  • 309 Kauri Grove for some of the finest specimens in the area.
  • Numerous idyllic beaches including Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito Bay & Hahei.
  • Panoramic views of Slipper Island, Alderman Islands and Mayor Island from atop Paku Hill, Tairua.
  • Enjoy the 2 hour walk to Wentworth Valley Waterfall near Whangamata.
  • Explore an old gold mine & learn about the regions gold mining history at Thames.
  • Nov-Jan the brilliant red flowers of the Pohutukawa tree (NZ Christmas bush) dominates the coastline.
  • The Karangahake Gorge for stunning walks ranging from 30 mins to 6hrs taking in the gold mining history of the 1800’s.
  • Visit Martha’s Goldmine in Waihi, a working goldmine right in the main street.

Events

Visit the Coromandel Peninsula attend one of the many local events in this region. Attending a local event is the perfect way to experience the friendly ‘Kiwi hospitality’.

    • 19th September 2015
      Whitianga Scallop Festival
    • 31st October 2015
      K2 Cycle Race
    • January 2016
      Interislander Summer Festival Thames Horse Racing
    • 2nd January 2016
      Coromandel Keltic Fair
    • 30th March – 3 April 2016
      Whangamata Beach Hop

Map

Coromandel region in New Zealand

Drive Times

From To Kms Hrs
Auckland Thames 110 kms 1 hr 30 mins
Thames Rotorua 164 kms 2 hrs 30 mins
Thames Whitianga (via Coromandel) 105 kms 1 hrs 30 mins
Whitianga Whangamata 81 kms 1 hrs 20 mins