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  • Whangamata Coast
    Whangamata Coast
    by kiwi
  • A view from the East, of the Pinnacles midfoto.
    A view from the East, of the Pinnacles...
    by kiwi
  • Now a restaurant
    Now a restaurant
    by iandsmith

Coromandel Favorites

  • Mount Maunganui

    Mount Maunganui is just another of New Zealand's numerous volcanoes. Referred to by locals as "The Mount", it's almost a rite of passage to climb it, something I had intended to do but didn't.There are walking tracks both around the Mount and to the summit. The veiw from on top though, according to all I've canvassed, makes the half hour slog...

  • Tairua

    The volcanic peak, Paku, and offshore views of the jagged Aldermen Islands (pic 3) are the natural focal points of the Tairua area. Paku is a must-climb if you get here. It offers one of the finest panoramas in New Zealand.Large areas south of the river, between Pauanui and Wharekawa Harbour (Opoutere), are dominated by exotic forests. North of...

  • Driving around

    Just driving around Coromandel can be classed as an activity, much like most of New Zealand. There's lush fields (pics 3 & 5), beaches just off the road (pic 2), flowers here and there and lots of rolling hillsides. If it weren't for all the bends, you'd probably be able to see more of it!I thought I'd share a few of the pictures I stopped and...

  • Thames Information Center

    If you are headed out to Coromandel, I would definitely recommend that you stop in to the Thames Information Center, which is located in the city center of Thames, on the Southwestern tip of the Coromandel Pennisula. Since you will have to drive through Thames to get up to Coromandel, this is important.In the visitors center, you can get maps of...

  • Coromandel is ideal for riding.

    The Coromandel Peninsular is a great place for a nice sunny day motorcyle ride. The roads are really good but most of all they are interesting and challenging for the keen rider.Nice corners, you get to do some real riding and not just straight and level along highways or open roads. You can test your skills and enjoy the thrills of leaning into a...

  • Lovely Norfolk Pines

    Not many corners of the world have these lovely symmetrical Norfolk Pine trees. Originating from Norfolk Island, they are prevalent on the Coromandel Peninsular.The Norfolk really enhances any beach view, and can be found at most beaches on this Eastern coast.

  • Bush and native trees.

    Coromandel in this modern era, is far less remote than earlier ages, and therefore you can access some amazing bush in this northern Rainforest.In the years when they were milling large trees for masts for sailing ships and such, some of the large trees of Coromandel were saved simply because they were (then) inaccessible.On the public walk to...

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