Some of New Zealand's iconic places can be found here in The Coromandel, and many visitors will come especially to see these first.  From the world-renowned Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach to one of the country's best day hikes up The Pinnacles, and the deep and steep Karangahake Gorge, the variety of experiences across the region are showcased in these four places alone.

There are some additional locals' favourites that are worth adding to your list. Cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail, sampling homegrown food along the way, taking selfies at the L&P bottle in Paeroa and catching the train from Waikino to Waihi will be highlights that you'll tell your friends about. At the other end of the peninsula, Driving Creek offers experiences that bring you back to nature and bring out your creative talents while also offering tours, like you've never had before. We encourage you to venture a little further.

Hauraki Rail Trail Destination Coromandel Photo Shoot

Hauraki Rail Trail

Our Great Ride spans the length of The Coromandel, from Kaiaua across the plains through Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, Waikino and the famous Karangahake Gorge to Te Aroha and Matamata.
Talman Madsen The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles

One of many walking and hiking trails in the Kauaeranga Valley, the Pinnacles is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most accessible and popular day walks.

Cathedral Cove

Located in Hahei and best experienced by boat and kayak, the famous Cathedral Cove is one of the well-known natural attractions in The Coromandel.
Shorebird Coast

Shorebird Coast

The wild protected shellbanks and wetlands of the Shorebird Coast shelter thousands of migrating birds. A spectacular sight from the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre on the edge of the Hauraki Gulf

Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary (Donut Island)

Discover the untouched beauty in the hidden heart of Whenuakura aka Donut Island, an azure lagoon in the centre of the island’s collapsed blowhole.
Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach

Check the tide times to help plan your visit to Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own personal spa pool in the sand when the tide is out.
Karangahake Gorge by bike

Karangahake Gorge

Venture into walkways and old tunnels to discover the rich history hidden in the beautiful Karangahake Gorge in The Coromandel.
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Wainuiototo - New Chum Beach

Hidden away from the masses and rarely explored by Kiwis is the spectacular Wainuiototo, also known as New Chum Beach. It is so pristine and beautiful, it is sometimes voted as one of the world's top 10 beaches!