Coromandel, New Zeland
A New Zealander's Favorite Vacation Spot
The Coromandel is within an hours drive of the major centers of Auckland and yet the region is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Fabulous golden and white sand beaches with magnificent coastal scenery and a rugged forest- cloaked interior that is waiting to be explored are just a couple of the natural attractions that have people returning to the Coromandel time after time. There is a lot to do here and the Coromandel area offers swimming with dolphins (at their invitation), take a launch trip, sea kayak, be fascinated by the amazing seascapes of marine reserves, visit an artists studio, or reflect in one of the museums on the heritage of a region first discovered by the two great navigators, Kupe and Cook. Other options include farm visits, adventure and thrill seekers attractions, along with delightful small towns and museums.
This is a walker's paradise with a range of trails to explore, from short coastal walkways to multi day treks, the region will delight you at every turn.
The key feature of The Coromandel is the local people living mainly in several small towns linked by the Pacific Coast Highway and known to be friendly, relaxed and welcoming
A wonderful place to stay here is the Puka Park Resort, a Grand Mercure property.