For a fresh look at the place where Kiwis love to holiday, head into the green hills and valleys with a sense of discovery .
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.
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.
On a recent weekend, Carly Flynn, husband and their three kids escaped their busy Auckland schedules and spent a few days enjoying some simple family time in The Coromandel.
Parts of The Coromandel invoke an atmosphere of timelessness. The 309 Road is one such place.
The Hauraki Plains and Seabird Coast are home to diverse natural landscapes and a hive of local activity. Explore the area’s artistic, cultural and historical landscape by spending time getting to know the friendly locals and their diverse communities.