Location: Coromandel Peninsula, North Island of New Zealand.
Where I stayed: Pauanui, East Coast of the Coromandel.
I have just had the best two weeks holiday with my family who came to visit Dave and I in New Zealand. My mum Paula, sister Faye and Nan Jan came to visit us for two weeks and it was fantastic. I haven’t seen them for four months and I have struggled with this as the four of us are very close. So I loved seeing them, spending time with them and exploring the Coromandel together. Which is a beautiful part of New Zealand! So beautiful.
- The Cathedral Cove- Located in Hahei.
- Karangahake Gorge Windows Walkway- located on South Highway 2 between Waihi and Paeroa.
- Owharoa Waterfalls- located on South Highway 2 between Waihi and Paeroa
- Hot Water Beach- located in Hahei.
- Mount Paku Summit- Located in Tairua. (Surveys both Tairua and Pauanui by ferry).
- Whitianga Ferry- The ferry runs between Whitianga Wharf and Ferry Landing.
- Pauanui Beach.
- Goldfields Railway Train Journey- located at Waihi.
- New World supermarkets are only located in two areas of the Coromandel Peninsula: Whangamata and Whitianga. Stock up before you arrive in your chosen location.
- Hot Water Beach- arrive early, hire or bring your own spade, be prepared for digging before relaxing.
- Cathedral Cove- 45 minute’s walk to the cove and 45 minutes return: wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and be prepared for slight hills.
- The Coromandel Peninsula is surrounded by mountains- take caution with the roads.
- Part of the walk at Windows Walkway, Karangahake Gorge is through old mining heritage tunnels. The tunnels are pitch black; I would recommend taking a torch for guidance and safety.
That’s it for now. A quick update on visiting the Coromandel, I will write a new blog post soon going into details of some of the attractions and areas I visited. Enjoy 🙂
Bye for now!
P.S all photos are my own! Enjoy