Here in Coromandel we are blessed with a huge selection of natural attractions and activities for you to enjoy. Our region is surrounded by lots of nature and adventure for you to explore while you’re here.
Enjoy New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway, climb aboard for a captivating 1 hour 15-minute railway tour to the EyeFull Tower, travelling through a regenerating native forest in Coromandel. This is a family-friendly, all-weather activity and bookings are essential.
Glide through the forest on this unique zipline canopy tour and experience The Coromandel’s breathtaking native forest from all levels, as you fly above trees and walk beneath ferns. Fun for anyone over the age of 6, with a total of 8 ziplines this family-friendly activity takes up to 2 hours 30 minutes.
Check out New Zealand’s quirkiest theme park. Located on the famous 309 Road, The Waterworks is the ultimate kiwi experience for people of all ages. Enjoy a fun day with heaps of creative upcycled attractions, flying foxes, swimming holes, jumping boards and a huge water slide. The Waterworks will make you feel like a kid and bring back those crazy moments of genuine laughter.
Here in Coromandel Town we are famous for our fishing and the best way to do that is on one of the many local fishing charters. Your choice of a morning or afternoon charter, do you want to see the sunrise or the sunset while you fish. Head out on the water, catch tonight’s dinner and enjoy the flavours that the Hauraki gulf serve up. Suitable for both kids and adults, this is a great activity for a family or even a group, it makes a great work do option!
Learn about the heritage of Coromandel Town on this 90-minute return heritage walking tour. Your knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide will help you explore the nooks and crannies of our special town, talk about some of our old buildings, Maori history, kauri logging, the gold rush, the big fire of 1895, and much more. This walk is suitable for people of all abilities, wheelchairs, buggies and strollers. Tour cost is $20 per person, children free, minimum two adults, departure times vary and private tours for groups can be arranged.
Coromandel has some of the most scenic country to explore on a bike, whether you like mountain biking or road cycling, there is something for everyone. Bring your own bike or hire one from the team at Hike and Bike Coromandel. They will show you all of the hidden Coromandel gems best to see by bike.
Make sure you pack your bikes for this one, there is something for every level of riding at this little park with a big heart. Less than a 5 minute drive from the Coromandel TOP 10, this park features a pump track, jumps track, skills track, kids track and mountain trails.
Hop on the wheel for a creative 1 hour 30 minute beginner pottery class and learn the art of wheel throwing from a professional potter, in a place thriving with inspiration, innovation and old world values! They supply everything you need, including clay, the wheel, and aprons to keep your clothes clean. The experienced pottery tutors will guide you through the process, helping you create one-of-a-kind pottery pieces which they will glaze, fire and deliver at an extra cost.
Enjoy a 2 hour guided scenic boat tour, along breathe taking volcanic coastline, which includes Cathedral Cove, sheer cliff faces, towering pinnacles, incredible rock formations and sea caves. Either enjoy watching the marine life from the comfort of the boat or put on a mask and snorkel, and dive in to swim amongst the fish. Equipment provided.
The Pahi Coastal walk is an environmentally sustainable, private, fully catered 3-day walking tour over a large coastal farm in New Zealand’s breathtaking Northern Coromandel. Relax, renew, reconnect, reinvigorate, grab a group of friends for this breathtaking getaway.
The nearest beach to the Coromandel TOP 10, only a 5 minute drive, head out to Long Bay for the day. This tidal bay is a great safe swimming beach for the kids, build sandcastles and have a play on the playground. Rent a kayak or paddle board and paddle out of the bay around to the other nearby beaches. Do the loop walk around to Tucks Bay and into the Kauri forest, then finish off with some fish and chips from the Shag Shack, a little takeaway van located at the beach. An added bonus, it’s a great place to watch the sunset!
The Coromandel Coastal Walkway is one of New Zealand’s most popular coastal walks with its contrasting scenery and remote location adding to its appeal. Suited to a wide range of hikers with average fitness levels, the self guided walk takes approximately four hours to complete. The best way to do the walk is with the team at Hike and Bike as they drop you off at the beginning of the walk and pick you up on the other side.
Take on the famous 309 Road adventure while you’re here in Coromandel. Start with a meal at the Coromandel Mussel Kitchen, then make your way up the road. First up is Stu’s Pigs, you won’t miss them because they’re on the road so watch out. Next up is The Waterworks park, then walk down to the beautiful Waiau Falls for a swim, and finish up with a walk in to the see the big Kauri trees on the Waiau Kauri Grove walk.
Explore this amazing coastline in the best possible way, up close and personal in a modern sea kayak. These trips explore spectacular volcanic coastline and are designed for all levels and abilities. They use modern kayaking equipment and their qualified guides will give you full instruction and assistance. No experience necessary.
Rated one of the top 10 beaches in the world, New Chums beach is an untouched slice of paradise. This protected stretch of land has no buildings, no roads, no infrastructure or camping – it is a jewel in New Zealand’s coastal crown. To get there, head to the north end of Whangapoua, a 20 minute drive from the Coromandel TOP 10. Then begin the 30 minute walk over the headland to the beach. The first half of the walk is along the rocky shoreline and the second half over the saddle through spectacular nikau forest and giant pōhutukawa. This is definitely a must do while you’re in Coromandel.
Coromandel Town has plenty of short walks and many are only 5 minutes from the Coromandel TOP 10. Take on the Kauri Block track which has a great look out over the town and the harbour. Head out to Long Bay and walk the coastal track to Tucks Bay then through the Kauri forest. Or do 1.5 hour Harray Track loop around the township through the native forest.