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Coromandel Peninsula Holidays

The Coromandel Peninsula is one of New Zealand’s best-loved holiday destinations. It is home to a mixture of rainforest, volcanic hills and beaches, while further down the coast the Bay of Plenty is home to beautiful harbours, excellent surf and an easy going lifestyle. If you are looking for a unique experience, venture to White Island - an active volcano off the coast for a thrill unlike any other on a Coromandel Peninsula holiday.

The Coromandel boats pristine beaches, forests and a truly laid-back vibe, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand, loved in equal measures by native New Zealanders and travellers from further afield.

Things to do in Coromandel Peninsula

Don’t forget your binoculars for fantastic views across the gulf from Auckland. With an area shrouded in stunning native rainforest and with shimmering white sand beaches, a holiday to Coromandel is unspoilt, relaxed and a complete treat for the eyes and all your other senses.

You will be spoilt for choice in terms of activities and attractions. If you haven’t tried fishing, diving, hiking or cycling before then why not take the opportunity here? If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, then you could also choose to go skydiving in Whitianga or take a guided sea kayak tour around the stunning coastline. Done all that? Then there’s still the Sleeping God Canyon for a real adrenaline rush, with a 300 metre vertical descent down a set of waterfalls, to really get your pulse rasing.

Stunning landscapes

Walkers will love the area, there is so much to explore and within the cool temperature of the pristine bush area. Take Truly a walker’s paradise, where you can explore artefacts from the Coromandel’s gold mining heritage, meander along the Karangahake Gorge and Coromandel coastal walkway and take a hike on the Pinnacles. If you don’t fancy walking, then hire a bike to cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail instead. Of course, you might simply wish to relax a bit – and why not! Go to Hot Water Beach and find yourself a warm bubbling pool. Visitors to this beach, dig out their own spa pool to soak in on the beach. Just be sure to do so two hours either side of low tide. Next on your list of must-see places should be Cathedral Cove, this protected marine reserve is a spectacular place to visit and must be accompanied by a cappuccino or hot chocolate while you are there. 

Events and concerts are a big draw to the Coromandel area and there are numerous studios with artists and crafts people for you to explore. Leave some space in your suitcase so you can take home some fabulous pottery or art as a great souvenir of your holiday. 

Wherever you choose to stay in Coromandel you will be assured of the very best locations and spectacular views. Being just over an hour from Auckland airport, Rotorua and Hobbiton, you can reach the area by road, air or ferry for an amazing holiday that will stay in your memory forever.

On the Coromandel Peninsula, near Mercury Bay, you'll find the famous Hot Water Beach. At low tide this tourist 'hotspot' turns into one big spa pool where you can dig into the sand to create your own hot bath!
Vicki, Travel Designer

What to do in Coromandel Peninsula

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Places to stay in Coromandel Peninsula

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Cultural New Zealand

18 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £4,459 per person

Soak up New Zealand's Maori culture and history, sample delicious wines and relax in the picturesque Bay of Islands.

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22 Day Self Drive
From £3,659 per adult

New Zealand is the perfect country for a road trip, plus you’ll have the freedom to explore at your own steady pace. This 22-day self drive takes you to all the iconic sights.

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  • Food & wine
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9 Day Self Drive
From £821 per person

Discover the best of the North Island on this easy to follow self drive, with a co-pilot kit to guide you along the way.

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