Activities and Attractions / The Coromandel

Coromandel Adventureslink

Sarni Hart
+64 21 813 722
+64 21 813 722
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Coromandel Adventures are Destination Specialists and The Coromandel's leading tour company, offering a comprehensive and unique range of quality tours, walks and packages throughout The Coromandel and Central North Island. Our central location in the charming, historic Coromandel Town provides the best opportunity for your clients to encounter the rich diversity the region has to offer.
Our full range of full day and half day tours can be selected individually to suit the specific needs of your clients, or combined into one of our multi-day or custom packages. We work in conjunction with the Fullers360 ferry to provide a range of day trip and package options ex Auckland to all major scenic attractions.

Activities and Attractions / The Coromandel

Glass Bottom Boat Whitiangalink

Hayley Jones
07 867 1962
022 414 5710
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Mandarin, Japanese, German, French

Explore the breath taking volcanic coastline, including the world-famous CATHEDRAL COVE. Be captivated by Champagne Bay plus a range of blow holes, sea caves and pinnacles. Experience Orua Sea Cave, one of New Zealand's largest marine caves.

The only boat tour to explore below the surface in the ‘Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve. Sit back and watch a large number of marine life through the glass bottom or take the plunge and snorkel amongst the fish. All equipment supplied.

Our fully trained tour skippers and guides will take you on a two-hour adventure providing you with a fun commentary enriched with local history and Maori culture along the way.

Accommodation / The Coromandel

Tuscany on Thameslink

Carol Murphy
07 868 5099
021 461 185
Free Independent Travelers
Motel
14
from 1 - 5 in each unit, they differ

Newest motel in Thames and have large modern well appointed units. All our units are ground floor and include studio, one bedroom and a two bedroom unit. The units all have air conditioning / heat pumps, spa baths (except our two access units), cooking facilities, 50+ Sky TV, table and chairs and a sofa or easy chairs. We offer free high-speed fibre wi-fi, free car parking, outdoor swimming pool, tables and chairs outside units and a laundry with a $2 charge per use. We are working very hard to be more environmentally friendly and use products that are paraben free. You will notice these changes in our units. We are across the road from the Hauraki Rail Trail and can store bikes. Walk to town.

Activities and Attractions / The Coromandel

The Lost Springlink

Rachel Main
078660456
0273451796
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Mandarin, French, Spanish

Journey to Whitianga, New Zealand’s Geo-Thermal Ocean village. Here you will discover The Lost Spring; a perfect retreat for you and your special someone. Come and indulge in an oasis outside the real world.
Discover a paradise where our 16,000 year old mineral water springs from 667 meters below ground to emerge pure and sterile, soaking away the everyday.
Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, losing yourself amongst the sound of flowing water and birdsong that fills the lush native bush surrounding you.
Enjoy all day dining in our historic school house restaurant, on our beach deck or poolside.
The Lost Spring is that perfect retreat for anyone seeking some magic in their lives.

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Cathedral Covelink

Destination Coromandel
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

The famous Cathedral Cove is only accessible only on foot, boat or kayak. Several scenic tracks with vast ocean views follow the coastline adjacent to the reserve, including the 2hr return walk to Cathedral Cove track, which gives access to Gemstone Bay, Mares Leg and Cathedral Cove.

Parking is at the Visitor Car Park on Pa Road as you enter Hahei. During the summer months a shuttle service runs from the visitor car park to the start of the Cathedral Cove track. Alternatively you can walk from the car park around the beach to the start of the track which will take an extra 20mins.

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Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuarylink

Destination Coromandel
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Whangamata is home to one of New Zealand’s most beautiful coastal attractions. For a long time Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary, (often referred to as Donut Island), was a local secret. The pacific treasure is quickly becoming a ‘must do’ New Zealand adventure. Marvel at amazing rock formations as your voice echoes off the cliffs in the cave, then emerge into the small lagoon.

A 2 hour paddle board or kayak tour from the southern end of Whangamata beach will provide historical commentary, ensure safety and protect the land, travellers will need an adequate level of fitness and confidence in the water to complete the return journey.

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Coromandel Coastal Walkwaylink

The Coromandel Coastal Walkway takes in the remote northern part of the Coromandel Peninsula, the last frontier. With rugged isolation, remote beauty and lack of distraction, traversing the northernmost coast is beautiful.

Local guides and drivers provide historic commentary and a safe passage along the stunning Port Jackson, Port Charles and Stony Bay roads. This allows travellers to relax and take in the stunning sights past the last outpost of Colville. From here the road becomes a gravel ribbon along the rocky shoreline with dramatic views into the surrounding ocean.

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Hot Water Beachlink

Destination Coromandel
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Hot Water Beach is a truly unique Kiwi experience. Two hours either side of low tide visitors flock to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sand. Families, kids and couples can been seen digging their own spa pool in the sand to lie back in and relax while the steam from their hot pool envelops them.

Parking is available in three locations; The Main Beach carpark, Te Waiwai carpark and the Main Store carpark at Hot Water Beach. For those who are not so comfortable going alone, local operators provide fully guided half day and full day tours.

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New Chum Beach link

Destination Coromandel
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

This stunning stretch of golden sand is fringed by Pohutukawa and native forest and is deserted for most of the year, with luck you may witness Orca or Dolphins swimming the length of the beach. This protected beach has no buildings, no roads, no infrastructure or camping - it is a jewel in New Zealand's coastal crown. What better place to restore energy and connect with nature than on a 1 hour and 20 minute return walk.

Whangapoua is the gateway to New Chum beach and is the half way point on a Coromandel road trip - taking the same time to travel via the Thames Coast or Pacific Coast.

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The Pinnacleslink

Reaching the summit of the Pinnacles should be on the list! The stunning Kauaeranga Valley, located upriver from Thames is one of New Zealand’s true hidden treasures. Of the many popular historic walks in the foothills of the valley, The Pinnacles walk rates as one of New Zealand’s most popular overnighters, with an 80 bed DOC hut often booked out well in advance. The Pinnacles can be walked in one day if you're fit enough. Allow 8 hours to do the loop, transport options are available to pick up and drop off from Thames.