WHERE TO EAT,  WHERE TO GO  AND  THINGS TO DO

 EATING OUT

 When eating out keep our local produce in mind - macadamia nuts, local cheeses, boutique wines, craft beers, crayfish, paua (abalone), oysters, mussels and scallops,

 

IN TOWN

oysters dining out

The Pepper Tree Restaurant  31 Kapanga Rd phone 07-866 8211

Umu Cafe 22 Wharf Rd, phone 07-8668618

Success Cafe 104 Kapanga Rd phone 07-866 7100

Coromandel Cafe Kapanga Rd phone 07-866 8495

Driving Creek Cafe 180 Driving Creek Rd phone 07-866 7066

 

 

OUT OF TOWN

dinner out

The Waterworks 471 The 309 Road, phone 07-866 7191

The Mussel Kitchen Corner of SH25 and Manaia Road  phone 07-866 7245

Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat Restaurant 1299 Port Charles Road phone 07-866 6614

 

 

TAKEAWAYS

fish and chips

The Smoking Company 70 Tiki Road phone 07-866 8757
Tidal Takeaways 183 Kapanga Road phone 07-866 8023
Munchies Bakehouse Wharf Road phone 07-866 8554

 

 

PUB

pint beer at the pub

The Admiral's Arms  a.k.a. the "bottom pub", 146 Wharf Rd phone 07-866 8623

The Star and Garter Hotel in the centre of town, 5 Kapanga Rd phone  07-866 8160

The Coromandel Hotel  a.k.a. the "top pub", 611 Kapanga Rd phone  07-866 8760

 PLACES TO GO

 
BEACHES

 

Chums Beach

 

The Coromandel is unusual with beaches from one end of the peninsula to the other. The high volcanic hills that formed the peninsula millions of years ago also created the ragged coastline with its hundreds of bays and coves, each one different, some with streams, some with estuaries or off-shore islands, some with surf, some calm and all with a backdrop of high bush clad hills. 

 

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Beaches accessible from Coromandel Town

The peninsula's ten best beaches

New Chums

Hidden Beaches

 

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Opito Bay - it's a great drive to get to this beach and on the way there are beaches galore.

 

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Hot Water Beach is a truly unique experience. An underground reservoir of hot water filters up through the sand so you can dig your very own beach spa. It’s best to visit 2 hours either side of low tide

 

cathedral cove - stunning place

 

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Cathedral Cove  is a stunning place, with lovely walking tracks and popular beaches all in one spot.

 

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS

 

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The Coromandel is home to many artists and artisans. There is an excellent guide book available at the information centre. There is also the Creative Coromandel website

 

 

 NATURE and GARDENS

 

siamese kauri trees on route 309

 

 

Waiau Falls and Kauri Grove Waiau Falls can be viewed from the roadside 7 km along the 309 Road. Beautiful native bush surrounds the falls and its popular swimming hole.

 

 Another 1 km up the road, a easy walking track takes you to the most accessible and mature kauri stand on the Peninsula. The grove contains a ‘siamese’ kauri which forks just above the ground

 

Rapaura Water Garden is an example of man in harmony with nature. Abundant native bush and ferns, birds (Tuis, Fantails, Silver Eyes and Wood Pigeons), meandering walks over bridges and streams and a bush walk to a cascading waterfall. 

 

Driving Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Attractions include working potteries, packaged mini-bricks “for kids of all ages”, sculpture garden, ceramic murals, native wildlife sanctuary (guided tours by arrangement) and of course, the unforgettable 1 hour Driving Creek train ride, up through planted native forest to the ridge-top Eyefull tower.

 

 THINGS TO DO

 BICYCLING

 

biking trail

 

The roads in Coromandel Town, by the harbour, the road to long Bay beach and the road south for a few Ks south is relatively easy biking. Beyond these areas there are some major hills. 

 

 

The Coville Connection

The Colville Connection is an event set in one of the best off-road / trail playgrounds in the North Island of New Zealand

ARC Event

The Flight Centre K2 is possibly the toughest one day cycle challenge in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

 

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Hauraki Bike Trail
On heading south - what about a half day biking up the Karanghake valley rail trail and going thru a one kilometre tunnel.

 

 

SURFING

 

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Opito Bay, Black Jack Bay, Kuaotunu Beach, Matarangi, Wainuiototo

 

 

TENNIS

 

tennis
 

On Tiki Road as you come into town. Court fees $2.00 per person. Ask us at the info centre.

 

 

GOLF

 

golf anyone

 

Coromandel Golf Club, Hauraki Road, Coromandel town Visitors welcome! phone (07) 866 8539

 

 

OTHER

 

helicopter trips
 

HELICOPTER trips and activities

 

 

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SAILING

 

 

 

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 KAYAKING