Three Days in the Coromandel

Three Days in the Coromandel

Let's face it, we all deserve a getaway now and then. And what better place to retreat to than the stunning Coromandel Peninsula? Here's a glimpse into how we like to spend a perfect three-days in the Coromandel:


Day 1: Check In and Relax

  • Unwind at your accommodation and soak in the stunning views. Breathe in the fresh air and let the Coromandel charm wash over you.
  • We love savouring delicious seafood at the Pepper Tree Restaurant for dinner. Imagine plump mussels, juicy oysters, and the freshest fish – a real treat!
  • As the sun sets, enjoy drinks on your deck and watch the sky come alive with stars. Perfect for ending a relaxing first day.


Day 2: Meander towards Coromandel's East Coast 

  • Today is all about taking in the peninsula as you leave Coromandel Town, drive over the Coromandel Ranges, and wander along the coast towards Whitianga. Your first stop is Whangapouoa Beach, a picture-perfect paradise. If you’re feeling adventurous and if the tide is right, head further along to New Chums Beach for some seclusion and more stunning views. Otherwise, a leisurely stroll along Whangapoua's shore is the perfect way to unwind.
  • Pack a picnic basket and make a day of it at Whangapoua. For those seeking further culinary delights, Kūaotunu offers two local favourite hot spots, Kua Kawhe and Luke’s Kitchen
  • If you're feeling like a beach hopping adventure, carry on to Opito Bay and Otama Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in all of New Zealand.
  • As the day winds down, make your way to Whitianga, a charming township with plenty to see and do. Take a stroll through town or indulge in a pampering session at The Lost Spring Hot Pools, where you can soak in mineral-rich waters and ease away any lingering stress.
  • Feeling peckish after your hot pool soak? Whitianga has a great selection of restaurants to choose from. For a unique and flavourful dining experience, Blue Ginger is our favourite spot. 

Day 3: Keep it Local or Go Up North

  • Take your pick for day three: a leisurely day exploring the local area or a more adventurous expedition up north.
  • If you choose to stay local, start your day with a leisurely breakfast before heading to the Driving Creek Railway for a fun and scenic train ride. If you're feeling creative, you can even sign up for a pottery class and craft your own masterpiece. And if you fancy a native forest fling, say yes to Driving Creek's zipline tour.
  • In the afternoon, explore the many art studios and galleries dotted around town. Immerse yourself in the local creative scene and take home a special piece of Coromandel art as a memento of your trip.
  • Feeling like stretching your legs? Take a refreshing walk along the Long Bay Kauri Walk and cool off with a dip in the ocean if you fancy it.
  • If you're an early riser and feeling adventurous, head up north for a day trip to the Coromandel Coastal Walkway. This stunning walk will take you through native forests and past dramatic coastlines. You can even opt for a guided tour that includes a bike ride – a great way to see more of the coastline.
  • Colville is a great stop for a late lunch. Grab a delicious burger at Hereford and Pickle – the perfect reward after a morning of exploring.


You can’t go wrong with whichever activities you choose amongst this Coromandel favourites list. Happy Exploring!

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