Highlights of the Coromandel Peninsula

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



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