Tag Archives: Coromandel Peninsula

Have Car Will Travel the North Island

Have Car Will Travel the North Island

“Let me be clear: so long as you are in a car, there’s no wrong way to see New Zealand,” Erin Florio writes in a feature on the North Island for Condé Nast Traveler. “Every…

Gisborne on 2019 Global Travel Hotlist

Gisborne on 2019 Global Travel Hotlist

“A total solar eclipse, two World Cups, several new flights and walking trails, and big birthday celebrations from Havana to ,” The Guardian lists their top 40 destinations worth checking out this…

Coromandel NZ’s Favourite Holiday Spot

Coromandel NZ’s Favourite Holiday Spot

With such a stunning country and so many spots to choose from, what is the favoured destination for locals to head to in the upper North Island, the Epoch Times asks. “You won’t find…

Cathedral Cove and Waitomo Caves Must Visits

Cathedral Cove and Waitomo Caves Must Visits

New Zealand’s Cathedral Cove and Waitomo Caves have been included in a list of 20 amazing places you need to visit at least once in your lifetime, reports Dilip Merala on India.com. “Known…

New Zealand Baches Get a Luxury Makeover

New Zealand Baches Get a Luxury Makeover

A bach on the beach has long been the embodiment of the New Zealand dream, with the traditional version often a modest structure haphazardly pieced together with corrugated iron and reused timber. Lance and Nicola…

The Z-Nail Gang Official Trailer

The Z-Nail Gang Official Trailer

Inspired by actual (and unbelievably crazy) events that took place in the Coromandel during the 1980s, The Z-Nail gang is an inspiring story that leads its audience on a…

GoPro to The Coromandel

GoPro to The Coromandel

Welcome to The Coromandel, New Zealand. Be inspired to start planning your trip, pack your kit and GoPro to The Coromandel. Watch the full series and plan your trip…

Coromandel the Best of Both Scene and Serene

Coromandel the Best of Both Scene and Serene

The Coromandel Peninsula “is crawling with sandy hot spots, but there are plenty of calm alternatives, too,” according to the New York magazine which recommends both “scenes” and “serenes”. “Reachable only after driving on a gravel road,…

New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula Well Worth a Visit

New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula Well Worth a Visit

“Bake in the sands of Hot Water beach, then take in the art, stunning views and craft beer of the Coromandel peninsula” says Will Macpherson in The Guardian’s Travel Guide. The Coromandel’s charms are no…

Living a Kiwi Life – Episode 4: Departure, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove

Living a Kiwi Life – Episode 4: Departure, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove

In this episode, the couple depart Canada and land in Auckland where they buy a car and head east to Coromandel Peninsula to see Hot Water Beach and Cathedral…

Getting Away from It All on the Coromandel

Getting Away from It All on the Coromandel

The New Zealand way of life, our “fondness for corrugated iron” and how we hang our laundry out to dry, are some Antipodean oddities which charmed a visiting American who was shown around Bill…

Phil Keoghan’s 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

Phil Keoghan’s 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

In honor of Season 23 of The Amazing Race, BuzzFeed Travel spoke to Kiwi adventurer and The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan to find out his favourite destinations from around the world-…

Looking Out For Archey

Looking Out For Archey

Archey’s frog, which is found on the Coromandel peninsula and in Whareorino Forest, finds itself on the full list of the planet’s 100 most endangered animals, as compiled by the International Union for Conservation…

Experiencing Activism in Thames

Experiencing Activism in Thames

Thames was the first stop in New Zealand for American Deborah Swift, author of The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women. On a three-week book tour of the Antipodes, Swift writes…

Chopper Ride into Cloudless Bliss

Chopper Ride into Cloudless Bliss

“It’s supposed to be ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’”, but when Helen Parker of The Australian visited the North Island’s east coast “there wasn’t a cloud in sight – or people for that…

All In A Day’s Work

All In A Day’s Work

Hahei diver Rhys Cochrane, 20, rescued an orca he found entangled in a fisherman’s rope attached to a crayfish trap several hundred metres off the coast of Coromandel Peninsula. Cochrane said the whale did…

Gorge Of Gold

Gorge Of Gold

The Karangahake Gorge, between the Coromandel Peninsula townships of Paeroa and Waihi, features walkways offering a glimpse of goldmining history amidst dramatic scenery. The USA Today’s Liz Lewis describes: “Enormous foundation ruins of the gold…

Views Up-Front and Horse-Back

Views Up-Front and Horse-Back

“There’s no finer way to experience the pristine New Zealand countryside than riding horses at Rangihau Ranch, in the Coromandel,” according to Lost at E Minor’s Zac in an article included in The Morning…

Holiday Seclusion

Holiday Seclusion

New Zealander Amanda Jones writes for the Los Angeles Times about the bach, “purportedly evoking ‘bachelor pad,’ although this typically refers to their condition and not the marital status of their occupants.” “On a…

Holiday on Kauri Coast

Holiday on Kauri Coast

On the Coromandel Peninsula Metro UK reporter Kieran Meeke catches the Driving Creek Railway, a narrow-gauge railway line set up by local potter and conservationist Barry Brickell, who over the last 27 years has…

Coromandel by Kombi

Coromandel by Kombi

A tour of the Coromandel by Kombi with husband and toddler in tow turned out to be remarkably relaxing for the Guardian’s Jane White. The high point of the trip was a week spent in Hahei,…

Slip Away

Slip Away

NZ’s Slipper Island features in a  Guardian list hailing the world’s top 5 exotic escapes. “On a private island off the Coromandel Peninsula you can swim off the white-sand beach and fish for snapper. Stay in…

12 Reasons to Love Auckland

12 Reasons to Love Auckland

Auckland was the cover-girl of leisure and travel magazine Destinasian. The feature titled “All eyes on Auckland” lists the city’s top dozen attractions, often overlooked by tourists en-route to “the volcanic cliffs of the…

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Philippine Star travel  writer makes a good stab at the North Island, with a two-part article relating his adventures. The first piece covers Auckland and the Waikato, the second, Waitomo, the Coromandel, and Rotorua. Favourite spots include…

Beyond the humble bach

Beyond the humble bach

The Guardian explores NZ’s high-end bach culture, with profiles of such luxurious rentals as the Glasshouse on Waiheke Island, Oceania II and Villa Toscana Lodge on the Coromandel Peninsula, and the Hawke’s Bay’s Tom’s…

Off the Beaten Track

Off the Beaten Track

NZ is one of 30 “hot spots for switched on travellers” recommended by Lonely Planet for 2004. To avoid the inevitable horde of Rings fans, LP suggests taking the Pacific Coast Highway down the Coromandel Peninsula, stopping…

Sideline Action

Sideline Action

With all eyes on Australasia for the Rugby World Cup, an Observer travel feature looks at new attractions on offer in the region. Included is the West Coast’s Wave Watchers Retreat (“a romantic bolthole with great…

And Why…

And Why…

“There was a moment halfway up the Coromandel Peninsula, only a couple of hours out of Auckland, when I felt that this was as good as it gets. But there was plenty of competition for that…

Hunter Becomes Hunted

Hunter Becomes Hunted

Diving for crayfish off the Coromandel, British diver Peter Fuller was hooked by a passing fisherman: “the idiot was rigged for marlin but caught me,” said Fuller, still nursing the hand he was hooked through.