One of the best things about getting away is trying the local specialties and stopping for favourite treats. Seafood, wild or grown in the calm waters of the Hauraki Gulf is a big feature in The Coromandel, as you would expect.
The only zipline canopy tour in The Coromandel, accessed by mountain railway to the first zipline, where you launch yourself to fly through the treetops of the native forest..
Biking provides an unrivalled travel experience. Mostly off-road, the Hauraki Rail Trail in the North Island traverses a remarkable range of landscapes. From pristine coastlines and green pastures, to misty rainforests, you’ll discover places four-wheeled travellers never knew existed.
Autumn is one of the best seasons to ride the Hauraki Rail Trail. Busy Summer crowds are long gone, and the weather gloriously settled. Just pack a merino and rain jacket, and you might just have the trail to yourself.
The Hauraki Rail Trail is one of the easiest cycle trails in New Zealand. Divided into 5 sections, the Trail allows for a range of manageable scenic day rides, or 3 to 4 day touring. As a Grade One cycle trail, the Trail is suitable for all ages, fitness levels, and skills.
Don your favourite pair of sneakers and escape to real New Zealand as you walk the last frontier. Straddling the northern tip of the peninsula, the Coromandel Coastal Walkway is a true-blue Kiwi destination.
Quite why it took me so long to visit one of the most crazily beautiful locations New Zealand has to offer I’ll never know.
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!
Ellie Hutchinson and her friend find wilderness and culture rubbing shoulders on a weekend in The Coromandel.
I don't ask for much in a short weekend getaway — sort me out with some bracing walks, a bit of art, stunning scenery, a few oysters, leaping dolphins and plenty of R and R and I'm happy. I found all of these in a 48-hour Coromandel break.