Located on the north-eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the 400km Coromandel Peninsula is home to powdered beaches, misty kauri forests and rural farmland.
What you’ll love most about the Coromandel Peninsula
- This region is only several hours drive from Auckland or two hours away by ferry. It’s also under three hours from the Bay of Plenty, making it a great location to spend a few days as part of a North Island road trip
- There are lovely seaside towns dotted around the peninsula. Popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers, Pauanui is perfect for mixing beach relaxation with active pursuits
- The most iconic (and Instagrammable) beach in North Island is here – Cathedral Cove
- In addition to the various forms of surfing, Coromandel is a prominent location for fishing, yachting, snorkelling, scuba diving and whale and dolphin watching
- Hire a bike and take to one of New Zealand’s best cycle routes – the Hauraki Rail Trail, which is an abandoned railway network
- Soak your muscles in one of many natural hot pools