It was a typical Auckland weekend traffic jam.
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.
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.
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.
If the idea of all that activity over a weekend is exhausting, don’t worry, because Spring is also the perfect time to visit The Coromandel for a quiet getaway filled nothing but relaxation. Sunlover Retreat offers the ultimate Spring getaway stay and is an idyllic destination in which to enjoy Tairua’s mild Spring weather, long lazy days and unsurpassable sunsets.
New Zealand is particularly popular for seafood and The Coromandel definitely has loads of that, but there’s more.
Undertaking the Coastal Walkway as a family excursion is a New Zealand Must-Do. Because of its rugged isolation, remote beauty and lack of distraction, the experience as a family is guaranteed to bond your group, making memories to last a lifetime.
The Kauaeranga Kauri Trail, or Pinnacles Walk inspires great expectations and a lofty sense of anticipation, not least because of its name. It is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks and can be achieved in a single day.