Issued 28th Jan 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 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.

Blue Fridge Brewery

We are the smallest brewery in The Coromandel and proud of it! Locally hand crafting the perfect ale


Our sustainable nanobrewery launched in 2015, in a shed nestled in Coromandel bush, as the passion project of head brewer Adam Coleman-Smith.

Blue Fridge Brewery stays true to its roots by minimising our environmental footprint as we craft our beers: we use quality local ingredients, sell locally, reduce waste by giving our spent grain to animals on our lifestyle farm, and clean our equipment and brewery with ecofriendly products.

You'll find Blue Fridge brews in selected outlets around The Coromandel.

Luke’s Kitchen, Kuaotunu (T & C)
Kuaotunu General Store (S)

Stoked Restaurant, Whitianga (T & C)
Base Pizzera, Whitianga (C)
Cooked Restaurant, Whitianga (C)
Whitianga Fine Wines & Spirits, Whitianga (S)

Eggsentic Cafe, Cooks Beach (C)
The Hive, Cooks Beach (C)
The Vessel, Cooks Beach (T & C)
Cooks Beach Liquor Store, Cooks Beach (S)
Hahei Wines and Spirits, Hahei (S)
Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Hot Water Beach (S)
Mercury Bay Estate, Cooks Beach (C)

Puk and Kerre’s Liquor, Matarangi (S)
The Dunes, Matarangi (C)

Wharf Rd Cafe, Coromandel Town (C)
Four Square, Coromandel Town (S)
Coromandel Liquor, Coromandel Town (S)
One Stone BBQ, Coromandel Town (C)

Golddiggers, Tairua (S)
Tairua Beach Club, – Tairua (T & C)

Waiomu Beach Cafe, Thames (C)

Port Road Project, Whangamata (T)
Rassasy Restaurant, Whangamata (T)
Sixfortysix, Whangamata (T)




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