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By Air

The Coromandel is rugged and mysterious, yet also a place to flop on a beach and watch the waves roll in. Uncover the history of this remarkable peninsula.

Coromandel, New Zealand, airlines offer domestic flights throughout New Zealand. For international flights, catch a connecting flight from a New Zealand international airport to Coromandel.

By Bus

Coromandel bus services offer a range of coach transportation services throughout Coromandel, offering a versatile way to get around. Bus lines in Coromandel provide affordable transportation options.

Key places to visit
309 Kauri Grove, Rapaura Watergardens, Waikawau Bay, New Chums Beach, Castle Rock, Kaipawa Trig,


Places to Visit

309 Kauri Grove

At 7.9km along the 309 Road, the Kauri Grove is a wonderful place to visit. This spectacular group of Kauri trees feature 13 massive specimens and twin Kauri all viewed up close and personal. The 10 minute easy walking track starts on the opposite side of the road at the car park. It takes you through lush forest to the Kauri trees via a gravel track. Highly recommended.

Rapaura Watergardens

A 64-acre private estate nestled in the midst of the Coromandel Forest Park. Rapaura offers something for everyone, native trees and ferns, seasonal flora, lily ponds, garden sculptures and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall. Experience Rapaura’s boutique accommodation and enjoy home-cooked specialities at ‘Koru’.

Waikawau Bay

Waikawau Bay beach is a long sandy surf beach with access to the beach through the DOC camp ground. The beach is not as affected by the tides as the western side of the peninsula. The beach, on a good day has a great surf break.
36.9 km north east of Coromandel Town.

New Chums Beach

Cross the stream at the northern end of Whangapoua Beach and follow the rocky foreshore around to the headland. There is a track that takes you over the saddle and down into New Chums Beach through a wonderful grove of nikau and pohutukawa. If your lucky you will have the beach to yourself.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock is located approx 9km south east of Coromandel Town. Castle Rock is the core of an old volcano that rises above the bush on the backbone of the Peninsula. Just past the Waterworks, turn left onto Castle Rock Road, drive a further 2.6kms to the foot of the mountain. A wooden sign on the right hand side of the road marks the track. This walk is steep in places and becomes very steep near the summit. Care is needed in wet & windy conditions. You are rewarded with fantastic views.
Please Note:This is a forestry road and if logging activities are being carried out, vehicle access to the track may be restricted.
Approx 2hrs return

Kaipawa Trig

Access this tramping track from Kennedy Bay Road summit (opposite Tokatea Lookout) up a steep track past a relay station. Or from Whangapoua Road (SH 25) via an old benched mining road and vehicle track. The track takes you through regenerating native bush with the trig situated halfway between the two roads. Spectacular views over Coromandel coastline and Hauraki Gulf.
Approx 3hrs return

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