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.
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.
Brent Purcell is a photographer specialising in long exposure landscape images. Luckily for us, he is a regular visitor to The Coromandel and on this trip he brought his mountain bike to explore the Thames to Paeroa section of the Hauraki Rail Trail. You can check out more of his work on Instagram and his website.
Emma Daragh and her boys live in Tairua, and she shared their favourite summer cool-off spot in the Puketui Valey, a locals' secret getaway.