With its unrivalled coastline and ruggedly beautiful scenery, as well as its arts and colonial architecture, the Coromandel peninsula is a must-visit destination for many visitors and a favourite holiday spot for natives.
With twisting roads and stunning vistas around every corner you’ll pass through forests, volcanic hills and idyllic beaches.
North of Hahei, Cathedral Cove is a natural marvel – a dramatic natural arch with vaulted roof that beautifully frames views in either direction. You do have to walk there so it is not for the faint hearted but it’s well worth a little effort.
South of Hahei lies Hot Water Beach where you can scoop a shallow hole and enjoy the novelty of soaking in hot water bubbling through the golden sand at the edge of the low tide.