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.
The Ocean to Plate experience is where you spend the day on the water. Departing Whitianga Marina aboard Catch Charters, we welcome you with a nutritional breakfast as we make our way out to fishing spots around the Mercury Islands, situated within the beautiful Coromandel. Whilst fishing is not guaranteed, Mike is a local fishing legend and will do his best to ensure you catch fish. We then cruise into a tranquil bay where you get to enjoy a swim or snorkel, whilst Debbie prepares an amazing seafood lunch. Bait, rods, life jackets and food for the day is provided which is made from fresh and local ingredients. Mike will also fillet your fish to take home. This is an epic experience and is limited to 6 people.