Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.
On Day 1, we’ll make our way from Auckland to the Coromandel Peninsula via picturesque farmland. We’ll stop for photos and short walks including a visit to giant Kauri trees, standing majestically among the world’s largest tree ferns.
Day 2 is a delightful sample of the Coromandel Peninsula’s natural heritage and scenic beauty. Visit an old historic gold cave, now home to sparkling glow worms. Enjoy the mineral water at the famous Hot Water Beach (tide permitting).
On Day 3 we’ll take a short walk through old gold mining tunnels in an area of New Zealand’s most productive gold mines. Marvel at the amazing engineering and tenacity of the old miners from 100 years ago. Also visit the highest waterfall in the North Island – spectacular.
200 Mary St Thames