Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

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Destination Management Plan (DMP)

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Forever Hauraki Coromandel

What is destination management? 

A way of taking responsibility for all aspects of our region that contribute to our visitors’ experience while making sure our communities and our environment are better for it.

It is the process of leading, influencing and coordinating the management of all elements that make up a visitor destination, including the attractions, amenities, access, marketing and infrastructure.  This process takes into account the perspectives and expectations of all parties – visitors, local residents, mana whenua, businesses and the environment.

The Destination Management Plan is a holistic vision shared by all members of our region.  It is a guiding framework to ensure alignment of future activities, and can be used by all members of our region, including community groups, iwi and Councils.

The evolving role of Destination Hauraki Coromandel.

Traditionally, as a Regional Tourism Organisation, Destination Coromandel was tasked with destination marketing to bring as many visitors as possible to the region, to increase visitor spending, and support tourism operators to develop new and innovative attractions.  The impacts of Covid-19 have resulted in reflection within the New Zealand tourism industry, with the realisation that this volume-based model no longer serves our people and our environment well.

In consultation with all stakeholders, we are evolving into a Destination Management Organisation (DMO), with this DMP at the heart of our business planning.  As a DMO it is our job to help ensure the long-term sustainability and protection of our environment and communities, to advocate for our community way of life, strengthen relationships between visitors and locals, and contribute to a strong and vibrant future for Hauraki Coromandel.  

We also need to find ways to make tourism deeply sustainable, so that visitors help improve our economy, our environment, communities and cultures, while still enjoying a “good for your soul” experience.

Destination Management Framework

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Developing Forever Hauraki Coromandel 

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