The Coromandel really is a go-to destination for many on the North Island. Local Kiwi and international visitors rave about its natural beauty and coastal charm. It’s one of the most sought after Summer holiday destinations in New Zealand.
Inspired Property has put together a list of fantastic things to do in The Coromandel, to help make your visit – whether temporary or permanent – all the more enjoyable and satisfying.
Hot Water Beach is a must do activity for anyone visiting The Coromandel. Two hours either side of high tide you can find hot springs right under the sand on the beach. This is a great family outing and activity. You can hire spades/shovels from the local shops. Dig around to find a nice source of hot water with the right temperature. Once you’ve found a spot you can relax and sit back in your very own beach spring, and gaze at the beautiful natural surroundings. Don’t forget to stop for your lunch break under the shade of the gorgeous Pohutukawas.
Head down to Whitianga and book a great tour with Cave Cruzer Adventures. This outfit runs out of The Esplanade at Whitianga and is a reasonably priced outing that’s sure to enthrall. See dolphins and penguins, visit Cathedral Cove and Orua Cave. There are two tour options – a shorter 1 to 1.5 hours or the longer tour of around 2 hours. Get out on the water, snorkel if you want to and the gear is provided for free! A great adventure for all.
You can only reach Cathedral Cove by foot or by boat. You can get the ferry from Whitianga which runs regularly. And if you’re fit and active? It’s about a 35 minute walk from the northern end of Hahei and is another “must-do” activity of The Coromandel. The limestone formations lining the beach are well worth the visit. This is a great day trip for a sunny day.
Hahei Beach area is a great base from which to discover the area, including Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and Mercury Bay. The pink lined sand leads down to the water’s edge and is a favoured spot for many locals and tourists. Hahei offers a wide variety of accommodation options, along with restaurants and cafes and other activities such as scuba diving, sea kayaking, snorkelling and scenic boat tours. It’s a great place to visit.
Unbelieveable! You can do the shorter 45 minute Rail Loop, or the longer 4 hour walk that takes in natural gorges, stunning river scenes and an old 1 km rail tunnel all the way to Waikino. Park by the Karangahake Hall or the carpark and follow the signs. Fresh air, stunning scenery and a good tramp through age old forest and vegetation. Not to be missed.
Stay tuned for more of The Coromandel’s Magic from Inspired Property, Pauanui Waterways soon. We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and look forward to you also visiting Pauanui on your visit to The Coromandel on New Zealand’s North Island.