Coromandel – the tramper’s paradise

Pinnacles Discovered by Kupe, settled by early Polynesian voyagers and visited by Cook in 1769, Coromandel is steeped in historical adventure.  Exploited for it’s timber, gum and gold, Coromandel is now at the forefront of forestry regeneration and environmental protection.

Framed by native Pohutukawa trees on the western side, beautiful white sandy beaches on the east and divided by ranges cloaked in native rainforest, the Coromandel’s 400kms of coastline offers the visitor a truly distinctive blend of experiences.

It’s a tramper’s paradise with trails from short coastal walkways to multi-day treks.  There are vast areas of forestry to explore - one third of the region is forestry administered by the Department of Conservation.  

cavecruzerswhitianga Cruising, diving, fishing, kayaking, sailing, swimming – it’s all here to be enjoyed.  Marine reserves abundant with sea-life await your exploration.

Looking for action?  Then hang on tight as you ride the banana boat as it twists and turns or take it for a fast ride to the wonder and beauty of Coromandel Cove.   Or dig your own sea pool at Hot Water beach and relax as the thermal waters steam up around you.

A home to many artists, the region abounds with studios and galleries showcasing some of New Zealand's most talented artists’ work.  Enjoy a train-ride on a world-class mountain narrow gauge railway built by Barry Brickell to carry clay to his pottery.

Come, explore and enjoy.

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