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Coromandel Local Tips

A fun, friendly town vibrant arts scene with a strong community spirit

The Waterworks is a 10-minute drive from the charming town of Coromandel. This attractive heritage village still has many old buildings, houses and churches from colonial times.

If you walk on the wonderfully scenic main street, you’ll feel right at home in the hustle and bustle of local life. Cafes, restaurants and gift shops sit alongside local stores, laundry, school and Four Square supermarket.

A popular holiday destination for people from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. The three-hour drive allows you to shake off the stress of city living and replace business clothes with shorts, jandals and a t-shirt.

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

What to do in Coromandel

We are crazy about local tips and love sharing them with our customers. Our Town is a great place to spend a holiday, with many excellent attractions besides The Waterworks. We guarantee that the charming buildings and warm hearts of locals will make your holiday memorable. Below are a few places we recommend during your visit, otherwise come have a chat with us when you visit The Waterworks.

Long Bay Kauri Walk

If you’re after a peaceful and serene walk, the Kauri Bush Walk is a great option. The track starts behind the boat facility in Long Bay Motor Camp and gradually climbs up through a grove of young kauri trees, nikau palms and leatherwood trees and a 1200 years old kauri tree. Find out more >

Driving Creek Railway

The Driving Creek Railway is New Zealand’s steepest and only narrow-gauge mountain railway. Climb 2.7km from the Base Station at 55 metres above sea level to EyeFull Tower at 167 metres above sea level, a total climb of 115 metres. Find out more >

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris

Come and enjoy the fabulous fishing among the mussel farms.
See the harvesting barges in action, working the myriad mussel farms in and around Coromandel Harbour and enjoy our awesome scenery at the same time. Find out more >

Hike & Bike Coromandel

Walk, cycle or tour the Northern Coromandel, local surrounds and the Coastal Walkway with Hike & Bike. Leave the planning and driving to a friendly team of two. Find out more >

Where to stay in Coromandel

Coromandel has all sorts of accommodation options, from intimate B&Bs and holiday homes to hotels, luxury lodges, and various spots. What we are doing here is offering you friendly local help focused on caravan and campervan overparking options.

Below are some of our partners, but our town has a lot of unique places available with wonderful and caring hosts as well. We are sure there is a place in Coromandel that will make your holidays the best they can be.

Shelly Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

From camping to glamping, budget cabins to self-contained motel units, we have options for all budgets and requirements. We are your ultimate Coromandel holiday base for exploring the Peninsula! Find out more >

Long Bay Motor Camp

Close to Coromandel Town, Long Bay Motor Camp offers you a beachfront holiday destination in sheltered bays surrounded by native bush. Find out more >

Anchor Lodge Motel and Cabins

Welcome to Anchor Lodge Motel Coromandel. We are conveniently located just 400 meters from Coromandel town centre. Whether you travel for business or leisure, you will enjoy being situated only minutes away from many of the unique Coromandel attractions, bars and restaurants. Find out more >

Coromandel Top 10 Holiday Park

The Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park is only 5 minutes from beaches, bush walks and cafes, making it the ideal base during your visit to the picturesque Coromandel Town. Find out more >

More options? Full list of accommodations here >

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