The Coromandel offers a unique opportunity to experience the area for the first time, as the great navigator, Captain James Cook did, in November 1769.
The observation of the transit of Mercury enabled Captain James Cook to establish the geographic coordinates of New Zealand - literally placing it on the world map and resulting in the now familiar place names of Mercury Bay and Cooks Beach.
Kupe was the first Polynesian explorer to sight The Coromandel. In around 950 AD, before the canoe migrations, Kupe travelled from Raiatea, Hawaiki in the mighty double canoe, Matahourua.
New Zealand is well known for its spectacular day walks and The Coromandel is home to some of the best panoramic coastal views New Zealand’s north island has to offer. The Coromandel Coastal Walkway is one of my favourite short walks, with its spectacular views and a relatively easy hike to get to them!
Hiking makes you strong. And it doesn't just work your legs. Clambering over uneven surfaces and navigating your way around rocks, fallen trees, across streams and over tree roots engages your core and works your upper body for a true holistic work out.
We woke bright and early to a perfect sunny autumn day and stunning views to the Coromandel Range. Ready for our , we filled ourselves up on complimentary croissants and coffee before being picked up by our guide, James, from .
Parts of The Coromandel invoke an atmosphere of timelessness. The 309 Road is one such place.
Doug Johansen was acknowledged this year with the Industry Showcase Special Award at the 2017 Coromandel Annual Tourism Awards. The supreme award is given to an individual who has shown outstanding commitment, passion and leadership to the tourism industry in The Coromandel