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Destinations - Coromandel Region

The coastal journey around Coromandel Peninsula is a parade of beautiful beaches, rural serenity & interesting towns. Along the way you can explore local history & sample regional delicacies.

Enjoy yachting, boating, kayaking & canoeing, water-skiing, diving & snorkelling. In the mountainous, forested interior, rock hounding, hiking & horse trekking are popular.

Kauaeranga Valley forest park HQ, 12km from Thames , provides information about walks/picnic sites.

Take a ride on NZ's only narrow gauge mountain at Driving Creek; catch Goldfield's Railway at Waihi.

Investigate gold mining history of Thames area; visit working gold mine in Waihi.

Walk to Cathedral Cove, magical Coromandel beach framed by massive natural rock arch.

Dig a spa pool at Hot Water Beach , where geothermally heated water bubbles up through the sand.

South of the peninsula, Hauraki District, once a swampy plain, now supports rich dairy farming land; a popular area for flounder fishing & duck shooting in season.

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