One of New Zealand’s best loved destinations, the Coromandel Peninsula is the perfect destination for international visitors to appreciate the best of the island nation’s landscapes. Relaxed, incredibly picturesque and full of amazing activities, this is a holiday destination with something for everyone. With pristine beaches, dense native rainforest, rocky cliffs and sparkling water, this is the perfect place to get away from it all. Alternatively, the peninsula offers a variety of activities to get the adrenaline pumping – from cycling and kayaking to diving and horse riding.
Explore the magnificent Karangahake Gorge on foot, following the Windows Walk trail which ventures through old mining tunnels for breath-taking views of the gorge. Take in the natural beauty of Cathedral Cove, which is only accessible on foot, by kayak or boat, or spend an unforgettable day exploring the stunning Whenuakura Island (also known as Donut Island). One of the most unique experiences in the area is the Hot Water Beach; visitors can dig beneath the sand for their own personal spa pool as naturally heated water bubbles up onto the beach. Browse Paeroa’s many excellent antique shops before embarking on the exhilarating Hauraki Rail Trail cycle.