The laid-back locals, golden coastline, abundant marine life and mountainous interior have long made The Coromandel a favourite holiday spot for kiwis. Dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach. Deep within the earth a natural spring runs beneath Hot Water Beach, bubbling up to emerge through the sand in the form of naturally heated mineral water. At the southern end of the beach, it's possible to dig your own hot pool in the sand. Relaxing in your own spa pool meters from the Pacific Ocean is a very unique feeling.
There are not many places in the world where a cathedral-like tunnel separates two secluded white sand beaches. Explore The Coromandel's famous Cathedral Cove on a walk.