Emergency Contact Information
Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel is experiencing a severe weather event and as a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).
Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.
Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.
Check out the most up to date information on the roads, weather and marine forecasts around The Coromandel.
Take the lead from key agencies below and ensure you are well equipped for the conditions ahead.
Local Information Centers are kept up to date and can offer on the ground support if in need while in the region.
Take care and be patient on your road trip through the rural Hauraki Plains on to the rugged coastline of the Coromandel Peninsula. When enjoying the scenery while driving remember to pull over when it’s safe to do so and let locals drive on by - they’ll give you a wave, toot or flash their lights in appreciation for your consideration.
400km of coastline surround dramatic ranges that showcase geologic phenomena such as Hot Water Beach, a lasting reminder of the ancient volcanic eruptions. This landscape and coastline provide a home for wildlife like the Godwit that flies from as far away from Alaska each year. The Coromandel serves as a reminder that are part of nature’s domain. To enjoy the best of the elements, stay connected with your local hosts who are adept at looking after visitors in all sorts of conditions.
Plan wisely and let people know your plans.