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Scenic

Explore the area’s natural surroundings and spectacular scenery. Delighting you at every turn…

Fabulous golden and white sand beaches, magnificent coastal scenery and a rugged, forest cloaked interior waiting to be explored are just some of the natural attractions that have people returning to The Coromandel time after time.

Steep volcanic hills divide the west and east coast and each coast is markedly different. The western coast is dramatic and lined with native pohutukawa trees, while the east is scattered with picturesque coves and white sandy beaches.

Stunning beaches such as Cathedral Cove and Gemstone Bay show visitors a slice of paradise right here on earth.

The Coromandel is a walker’s dream with many coastal walkways and inland bush walks ranging from several hours to several days. Even short walks can reward visitors with spectacular 360-degree views.

Kauri logging was also a major industry in early pioneering days of The Coromandel. As a result of this past many of the walks in the area are steeped in gold mining and kauri logging history – see giant kauri stumps, abandoned logs, kauri dams and old tramlines. Huge Kauri trees still remain and can easily be viewed at several sites.

Beautiful river gorges, spectacular cliffs and bluffs, hidden waterfalls, 360-degree valley scenery and the breeding grounds of protected birds are just some of the breath-taking sights that await you.