The Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealanders favourite holiday destination, is within two hours’ drive of the major centres of Auckland and Hamilton and their international Airports, and yet the region is a world away from the hustle and bustle of those cities.

Fabulous golden and white sand beaches with magnificent coastal scenery and a rugged forest-cloaked interior waiting to be explored, are just some of the natural attractions that have people returning to The Coromandel time after time.
It is also a walkers’ paradise with a range of trails to explore, from short coastal walkways to multi day treks, the region will delight you at every turn. Go for a swim, take a launch trip, sea kayak, be fascinated by the amazing seascapes of our marine reserves, visit an artist’s studio or reflect in one of our museums on the heritage of a region first discovered by the two great navigators, Kupe and Cook.
For a definitive guide to Hot Water Beach and the surrounding Coromandel Peninsula visit