Thames is the Coromandel Peninsula’s main town. Idyllically situated between the Firth of Thames..Whangamata Information
The attractive combination of sand, surf and native forest makes Whangamata a popular destination..Whitianga Information
If you’re exploring the Coromandel Peninsula, you’ll soon come to Whitianga – the main town..Cook's Coast beaches Information
From the seaside town of Whitianga you can catch a ferry across the harbour mouth to the Stone..Tairua sights Information
The volcanic headland Paku and offshore views of the jagged Aldermen Islands make the Tairua area..Waihi Information
Waihi is the home of the richest gold mine in New Zealand. The Martha Mine was opened in 1878 and..Historic Coromandel township Information
Coromandel township is full of history from the early gold mining and logging days. Set on a..Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway Info
The Karangahake Gorge Historical Walkway is situated off State Highway 2 between Paeroa and Waihi...Tairua/Pauanui Information
Tairua has an attractive harbour and white sand beaches. Paku, an extinct volcanic cone, is the..Tuhua Marine Reserve Information
Tuhua (Mayor Island) Marine Reserve, off the coast of Tauranga, covers about three square nautical..See all locations in Coromandel
Hahei is an attractive beach fringed with pohutukawa trees and drifts of pink shells at the northern end. Offshore islands provide something of a breakwater, making this beach ideal for swimming, boating and fishing.
The coastline to the north and the offshore islands form the boundaries of a marine reserve, making this a popular destination for diving and kayaking. Reefs, caves, archways and soft sediments provide the ideal habitat for a variety of plants, fish, molluscs and crustaceans.
At the southern end of Hahei beach, the Te Pare historic reserve is the site of an ancient Maori pa (fortified village).
From the north end of the beach, a one hour walking track leads along the cliff top and then descends to the stunningly beautiful Cathedral Cove. Here a gigantic arched cavern passes through a white rock headland to join two secluded coves. The cathedral-like arch gives whole area an air of grandeur. The beach is sandy with shady pohutukawa trees along the foreshore - a perfect place for a picnic and a swim.
A little way off the beach at Cathedral Cove is a large pinnacle of pumice breccia rock known as 'Te Hoho'. Over centuries this has been sculpted by wind and water - it now looks like the prow of a large ship steaming into the beach.
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking..Wellington Region Information
Explore the great outdoors, shop till you drop, sample the culinary delights, and wander..Rotorua Information
The Rotorua region was the birthplace of New Zealand tourism in the 1800s and it remains one of New..Wellington Information
Wellington’s many charms lie in part with it's close proximity to the natural attractions of the..Bay of Plenty Information
Gardens and art are the stars of spring in the Bay of Plenty. The mild climate makes it the perfect..Bay of Islands Information
The Bay of Islands is a micro-region that includes the towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri..Northlands Information
Spring in subtropical Northland brings the senses alive. Imagine ocean waves lapping on white sand..Hawkes Bay Information
A Mediterranean climate with long, fine dry summers and mild winters not only makes this a great..Lake Taupo Information
Situated in the volcanic heart of the North Island, the Lake Taupo region is home to New Zealand's..Napier Information
The port city of Napier is a popular tourist destination with its sweeping views of Hawke’s Bay..See all locations in North Island