The Coromandel Cure

People say The Coromandel is good for your soul. But what does science say? Well, we asked it.

We hired a real researcher to prove that a holiday in The Coromandel is good for your soul.  And then they proved it. We call it The Coromandel Cure; scientifically proven to be good for your soul.

As locals, we've always known that time spent in our great outdoors is a prescription for our own wellbeing.  Now we know for sure that a getaway in The Coromandel guarantees stress relief and relaxation from everyday cares.

We set out to prove that The Coromandel really is good for your soul.  And the results are in showing a getaway to the region resulted in:

  • a significant reduction in stress and anxiety levels,
  • participants feeling twice as relaxed, and more rested after their trip.

We prescribe a regular dose of The Coromandel Cure.  There's something about this place that disconnects you from everyday cares that work away in your mind, and engaging in an activity for the sheer joy of the experience is a true tonic. 

So set aside some time and take The Coromandel Cure - we offer a selection of remedies for body and soul.

Experience these Cures

Let us guide you with suggested itineraries and experiences that will support a prescription for your own wellness.

The Lost Spring Day Spa

Wellness, Mindfulness & Self-Care

Is there any better feeling than getting in the car on a Friday and heading off - with nothing but your break away in mind? Being so close, yet so…

Recharge - mind, body and soul

By Dawn Pickens, Bay of Plenty Times. The importance of Health and Well-being is becoming more prevalent as our lives get busier. Escaping to walk…

10 Reasons Hiking is Good For Your Soul

Great advice from Kylie Rae, keen hiker, guide and owner of Nature and Nosh . There's a truckload of research out there telling us that hiking is…

The best retreats to treat yourself

You will be the only guests on this idyllic country estate, from your cabin set high overlooking the organic farm and native bush-clad valley. Being…
Windows Walkway 3

A family hiking holiday around The Coromandel

Three families, four nights, five walks, six kids. What could possibly go wrong? Absolutely nothing, as it turned out. We were all there to take it…

Adults only - Best places for grown up time out

We are not proposing X-rated activities here, rather some ways that you can make the most of precious time to yourself, escaping the everyday agenda…
The Depot Thames

The Coromandel Road Trip

For somewhere so conveniently close to three major North Island cities, The Coromandel can still feel very much off the beaten track. I’m like many…
Windy Road

The Coromandel Loop

Kick back along the Pacific Coast Highway and the Hauraki Plains. Surrounded by 400 km of picturesque coastline, with subtropical forest highlighting…
Fresh produce and local flavours

Foodie Itineraries

Gather your foodie friends and set out on a seasonal foraging mission around The Coromandel. Stop at roadside orchard stalls and seek out unexpected…
Winter Shopping in The Coromandel

Retail Therapy in The Coromandel

A leisurely stroll along the wide footpaths of The Coromandel’s shopping precincts makes a pleasing experience. Wander into various independent…
The Lost Spring

Pure Indulgence in The Coromandel

The Coromandel is an ideal location to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Breathe in the beauty of the natural environment and…

Prescriptions from our Towns

 Immerse yourself within our communities, find out what we enjoy and how we live in Hauraki Coromandel.


Best things to do in Whangamatā

We should start with the beach. It is the reason for the growth of this small town and why tens of thousands of holidaymakers flock to the ocean…

Uncover the Secrets of The Coromandel’s Volcanic Coast

While many visit the famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, the volcanic coastline of The Coromandel shelters many hidden caves, bays and secret…
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The Insider's Guide to Tairua

Donna Brooke is the owner of Sunlover Retreat in Tairua and an expert on making the most of a relaxing break. Tairua – two tides.. We will forgive…
The Depot Thames

Discover Thames

Centrally located just an hours drive from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, Thames is a often described as a gateway to The Coromandel. This doesn't…
Northern Coromandel

Things to do in Coromandel Town and north

Northern Excursion. Spend a day exploring the remote northern Coromandel with tours and transport options with Pahi Coastal Walk and Hike and Bike…

So much to be discovered: The Hauraki Plains & Shorebird Coast

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Pick up your Coromandel Cure Package

For a stress-free holiday in The Coromandel, grab yourself a cure package. With a selection of offers throughout the region, the only stress will be which one to choose.

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The Coromandel is now scientifically-proven to be ‘good for your soul’ in world-first research.

The results confirmed that even just a short getaway to the region resulted in a significant reduction in stress and anxiety levels, while participants also reported feeling twice as relaxed, and more rested after their trip.

Here’s what we found: Data from our study suggested a 27% reduction in our participants' physical stress levels, including an improvement in sleep quality and lowered heart rates. Short, two-night visits to The Coromandel increased participants’ psychological, physical and overall wellness, as well as improving their happiness and life-satisfaction. Even a brief visit to the beautiful, scenic region, offers a welcome antidote to the ills of busy city life. To learn more, read the results of our research.