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.
Sanctuary in Magical Maratoto. At the southern end of the Coromandel Forest, lies Magical Maratoto. If you are looking for a place to rest and reconnect with nature, you'll love falling asleep with the sound of the river and waking up to bird song.
Nestled on 10 acres, the property offers park like views, quietness, connection with farm animals and views to die for. The accessible three bedroom, self-contained guest accommodation is part of the main house, which has been beautifully renovated for wheelchair access. There are numerous walking and cycling tracks, as well as swimming holes. Only 10 minutes off the main road between Thames and Paeroa. The owners' goal is to build a self-sustainable community within a little slice of New Zealand paradise. They certainly found it here with the distant sound of the river and the frogs croaking in the pond at night.
742a Maratoto Road