• Cathedral Cove – The Coromandel

Life & Style

Savour The Coromandel Lifestyle. Come and stay at our paradise on the Peninsula…

It is little wonder why The Coromandel is a haven for New Zealanders – many of whom, after coming to the region year after year, decide to move here permanently. The lifestyle The Coromandel offers is second-to-none: for visitors and residents alike.

Close to Nature

Go for a swim, take a launch trip or try your luck at big game fishing, sea kayak around hidden coves, be fascinated by the amazing seascapes of our marine reserves, enjoy a snorkelling trail, or explore the region on a short walk or a multi-day trek. Experience trout fishing, river rafting, bird watching, or photography, picnicking and camping. Head out on a horse trek or sink into the ultimate relaxation of a natural thermal hot spring.

The People

The key feature of The Coromandel is our people, living mainly in several small towns linked by the Pacific Coast Highway and known as friendly, relaxed and welcoming they look forward to meeting you and sharing our paradise with you.


Many artists and craftspeople have made The Coromandel their home, inspired by the region’s idyllic setting. Painters, sculptors, potters, carvers and other artists open their studios and galleries to the public – Visitors can follow an arts and crafts trail from one side of the peninsula to the other, buy a piece to take home, or participate in the art process themselves.


Play golf at one of the region’s many impressive golf courses, including the superb Lakes Resort and Matarangi courses.

Dining and Cuisine

Devour fresh ‘fish n chips’ right on the beach, enjoy a light lunch at a waterfront café, or fine-wine and dine at an impressive restaurant.

The Coromandel is a feast of seafood – Crayfish, Paua (abalone), Oysters, Mussels, Scallops and more are abundant in our waters. Local restaurants and cafes offer you a mouth-watering array of seafood dishes.

Enjoy a cheeky glass or two at one of the small-town pubs or have a wine-tasting at Ohinemuri Estate Winery.

History and Culture

The Coromandel’s history is captured in the many museums around the region. Guides are available to take visitors into the bush to view the remnants of the gold mining and logging era or to visit the sites of sacred Maori Pa.