Is there any better feeling than getting in the car on a Friday and driving - just getting away, with nothing but a break in mind?
The Coromandel was the first place gold was discovered in New Zealand, initiating feverish migration to the area, with prospectors seeking to find their fortune in the deep veins of the Coromandel Ranges.
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.
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