Discover the highlights of Coromandel with a luxury trip

A short drive from Auckland takes you to the Coromandel Peninsula, a classic Kiwi beach holiday destination made up of petite coastal towns, velvety white-sand beaches and native rainforests teeming with birdlife. Its rustic, unspoiled and stress-free scene encapsulates the New Zealand culture, with local artwork hanging in every café, unassuming restaurants, knick-knack stores and locals wandering barefoot. It’s an instantly loveable and laid-back getaway.

  • Dig a pool to bathe in at the incredible Hot Water Beach.
  • Kayak across enticing waters to hidden caves.
  • Hike to the natural rock archway at Cathedral Cove.
  • Peruse the charming antique stores of Paeroa.
  • Laze on the golden sands of Hahei Beach.
  • Watch as the sun sets while sampling a seafood platter, a local craft beer or a distinguished New Zealand wine.

You’re far from short of things to do here from fishing trips, diving, kayaking, hiking national parks, cycling and even skydiving. In the summer, people from across the country along with international visitors flock to its shores, with the main concentration heading to Hot Water Beach to dig up the sand and soak in the piping hot water. Away from here, you can easily escape the crowds and find your own spot on the numerous stunning beaches along the coast.

Kayak around the sparkling seas and soft sands of Cathedral Cove, taking in the jaw-dropping rock formations that frequent the area. Head down to the natural phenomena of Hot Water Beach and relax in the heated water, filtered up from the underground hot springs directly on the beach.

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