Coromandel Travel Guide

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Coromandel Things to Do

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    by shavy Written Jun 29, 2013

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    Accessible only on foot, boat or kayak, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the “must visit” sites on the Coromandel
    The rocks are amazing having this transformation and it's a great place for activities, swimming, kayaking, boating. Swimming in this area are really good due to its hot spring water, it was chilled during our walk on the beach, poeple coming here for swimming we saw some of them digging the sand, the hot water is under it... was funny watching them dig, we have no idea what they are doing after we have found some of the place where the hot spring spot

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    by al2401 Updated Aug 30, 2012

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    North of Whangamata on State Highway 25 is a small fishing town of Tairua. It is a good place to stop for lunch with a few cafe's and fish & chip shops. The harbour is protected by two headlands. The towwnship of Pauanui Beach is on the south headland.

    It is worth a drive to the north headland and up Mt Paku for some great views of the inlet and Tairua beach. There are walking tracks to the top of the hill but good views can be had from the roads.

    Tairua from Mt Paku to Broken Hills Tairua Beach from Mt Paku Pauanui Beach Mt Paku and Tairua Beach Tiarua Beach looking north
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    by al2401 Written Aug 29, 2012

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    The quickest way from the east coast to Auckland is from Whangamata to Thames via State Highway 25a and through the Coromandel Forest Park; but if you do this you miss out on the beautiful beaches and wonderfrul scenery of the Coromandel Peninsula.

    May I suggest a detour via Tairua, Whitianga and Coromandel Town with an overnight or two in the Whitianga area.

    The road over the range from Whitianga is a bit slow going being steep in places and winding but this makes fore some breathtaking views especially those from the lookout at the top looking east over Whangapoua Harbour and west towards Coromandel Town. The road continues through lush green farmland and then after Coromandel Town turns south along the coast of the Firth of Thames.

    Whangapoua Harbour Coromandel Town and Hauraki Gulf Coromandel Peninsula Firth of Thames Firth of Thames
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Coromandel Hotels

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  • Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

    174 Vista Paku, Pauanui Beach, Coromandel, 2850, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Anchor Lodge Coromandel

    448 Wharf Road, Coromandel, 2851, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Celadon Motel

    Corner Alfred St. And Oxford Terrace,, Coromandel, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Coromandel Holiday Park

    636 Rings Road, PO Box 86, Coromandel, 2851, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Papa Aroha Holiday Park

    1076 Colville Rd.,, Coromandel, 3584, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

    100 Mount Avenue, Coromandel, 2850, nz

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Castle Rock Winery

    S.H. 25 Te Rerenga, Coromandel, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Central Motel

    50 Wharf Rd.,, Coromandel, 2851, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Coromandel Nightlife

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    by kiwi Updated Feb 13, 2012

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    While you are staying in Coromandel you may like to go out for a drink . The hotel is somewhere you may meet some locals in the bar, and is one of the local gathering spots.
    An old 19th century building, it was renovated some years ago and won an award for this. They have remained olde world so you can enjoy this atmosphere.

    You can also arrange Fishing Charters here at the hotel.

    Dress Code: Casual.

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