Coromandel Peninsula

Laid-back road tripping on the most popular peninsula of the North Island

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Coromandel Peninsula
  • New Zealand, Asia Pacific
  • 219 km
  • 3:55 hr

The Coromandel Peninsula is a popular destination on the North Island. This scenic road trip take you around the peninsula and includes two of its most incredible natural wonders.

The east coast of the peninsula is characterized by its turquoise waters, wonderful beaches and unique rock formations. Pull over the Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot water pool from a natural spring. Soak in the thermal water and relax, right on the beach. A little further up the road the picturesque Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei) is a true sight to behold. Park your car on top of the cliff and walk down (only accessible in low-tide) to explore this incredible cathedral-like arch from the beach. The west coast of the Coromandel is sprawled with wonderful fishing villages and misty forests.

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