Enjoy the best of Matarangi in April

Matarangi is one of the most gorgeous parts of The Coromandel. Since 2013, A Taste of Matarangi has been held by the beach every April and the event presents an opportunity to taste the most delish cuisines and premium quality wines. If craft beer is more of your style, you bet you’ll find only the best at this event. You also get to enjoy a fine selection of family activities, food competitions (if you have the stomach for it), and terrific live music. You can bring the entire family along. Beaches are delightful, but you can never be too careful or too safe, especially with the kids around!

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A Taste of Matarangi Office Photos' Credit: Fleaphotos" Felicity Jean Photography

The Coromandel Seafood

September brings the Whitianga Oceans Festival which is considered by many to be the best seafood festival in New Zealand. As you enjoy great music, you can treat yourself to the most delicious seafood creations the area has to offer prepared by community groups, restaurants, and talented national chefs. You get to enjoy that thrilling festival ambience while taking in the scenic waterfront of Whitianga, plus seafood cooking demonstrations and live music.

Celebrating the return of summer flavours

Labour Weekend really heralds the beginning of the holiday season, well, the feel of it anyway, and the possibility to browse food stalls and linger in the late afternoon warmth for a picnic in the park will be hard to resist.  Right in the heart of Whitianga the Whiti Food Fest has the best of local flavours plus musical talent creating the relaxed audio backdrop to a relaxing and festive evening.

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And what a beautiful place to enjoy your food


As you can see The Coromandel is a great place to go for foodies. Not only is the place good for your soul, but the food and drink are also! If your holiday doesn't coincide with these events, perhaps you might like to participate at your own leisure in the Homegrown Food Trail, by visiting some of the region's finest local producers and suppliers at their gates.

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