The Coromandel is located
on the east-coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Mercury Bay is
located on the eastcoast of The Coromandel Peninsula.
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1 - AUCKLAND to THAMES
Depart Auckland on the picturesque Pacific
Coast Highway to Thames. Activities include: the Thames Gold Mine and
Stamper Battery, School of Mines, museums, a range of
walks and tramps through diverse semitropical rainforest.
DAY 2 - THAMES to COROMANDEL TOWN
Drive the tree-lined road hugging the coast. Activities
include: scenic and fishing trips, Mussel Barge, Waiau
Waterworks, Driving Creek Railway, kauri tree grove, various
garden walks, art galleries, and studios or simply relax
in the varied cafes.
DAY 3 - COROMANDEL TOWN to WHITIANGA
Take SH25 across to Whitianga via the stunning beaches
of Matarangi, Kuaotunu, Otama and Opito Bay. Activities include:
Maori bone carving, guided sea kayaking, high ropes course,
boat trips, 4WD treks, galleries, shopping and cafes.
DAY 4 - WHITIANGA to TAIRUA/PAUANUI
If you missed Cathedral Cove, Hahei Marine Reserve
and Hot Water Beach while staying in Whitianga, take a
detour on your way.
Activities include various walks, fast boat out to the
islands and sea kayaking. At Tairua and Pauanui activities
include: guided and unguided nature walks, confidence
course, surf, watersports, golf, relax at a cafe or on