About the Coromandel
Experience Coromandel Town
The Waterworks is located 10 minutes drive from Coromandel Town. This small village has still kept its colonial charm. Many of the original buildings, houses and churches have been preserved. A vibrant main street full of both locals and visitors. Cafes, restaurants and gift shops intermingle with the local Hardware store, laundry, local school and Four Square supermarket.
A popular holiday destination for Aucklanders, a three hour drive allows you to shake off the stress of city living. Replace the business attire for shorts and a t-shirt. High heals and city oxford lace ups for jandals or bare feet.
A fun friendly town, vibrant arts scene with a strong community spirit.
Coromandel Town has a small but excellent range of accommodation to choose from. Backpackers to intimate luxury B&Bs and almost everything else in between.
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The plentiful sea and land makes the Coromandel a food lovers paradise, local delicacies such as Pacific Oysters, green-lipped mussels and scallops. The village boasts great cafes, bars and restaurant and was awarded Cafe capital of New Zealand 2011.
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.
Don't miss these Coromandel Town attractions!
Coromandel Adventures is here to share the stunning and historic Coromandel Peninsula with you; to create experiences and memories that connect you to our people, our history and our land.
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.
Coromandel Gold Stamper Battery
Opened in 1899, The Coromandel Goldfield Centre & Stamper Battery is a fully operational water powered plant for processing gold from rock. It was the first diesel-powered gold processing plant in New Zealand and its last original stamper battery. It is the only six-head stamper battery in the world.
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.