About the Coromandel

Experience Coromandel Town

The Waterworks is located 15 minutes from Coromandel Town. This small village, population about 1000 is situated in the Coromandel region, three hours from Auckland by car, and an hour from Thames. It's a fun and friendly town with a remarkably vibrant arts and crafts community, concerts, drama group, schools, cafés, and restaurants.

Coromandel Town has a small but excellent range of accommodation to choose from; motels, holiday parks, backpackers to intimate B&B's, and self contained holiday homes. Click here for accommodation contact details.

The village boasts great cafes, bars and restaurants and was awarded Café capital of New Zealand in 2011.

Activity options are diverse: visit some of the nearby beaches, go fishing for snapper or go on a seafood trail to sample local delicacies such as Pacific Oysters, green-lipped mussels and scallops.

With its unique character, relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and spectacular natural surrounds, Coromandel offers attractions to suit all whether visiting for the day or longer.

Coromandel Town has a number of attractions not to be missed:


For more information on The Coromandel please visit Destination Coromandel:


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This place rocks, I love the big flying fox and all the water contraptions but the mouse wheel was best...

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April – October:

10.00am to 4.00pm

November – March:

10.00am to 6.00pm

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