Hotels in Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
We have a great range of Coromandel Peninsula Accommodation, New Zealand. Located only one and a half hours travel from Auckland Airport, the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our Motels in the Coromandel Peninsula are a great choice to explore the Coromandel Peninsula, which has a rugged range of mountains covered in natural rainforest running down the length of the peninsula. The western side has a rugged coastline, with native Pohutakawa trees growing down to the shore line. On the eastern side, are a series of large bays, with beautiful, white sandy beaches. It is no wonder that the Coromandel Peninsula is a favourite holiday destination for Kiwis!
Our Coromandel Peninsula bed & breakfast, motels and motor lodges are renowned for their great kiwi hospitality and service. The region has a long and colourful history. Captain Cook visited here in 1769, and observed the transit of the planet Mercury going across the face of the sun. Hence many of the places on the Coromandel are named after Captain Cook's expedition, including Cook Bay and Mercury Bay. We have the Coromandel Peninsula Accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
In the nineteenth century there was a flourishing industry in timber, kauri gum, and gold mining. When this market ended, the region developed as a farming, fishing and tourist destination. Today the region consists of a number of small towns, all linked by the Pacific Coast Highway. The Pacific Coast Highway links Auckland with the Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Eastland and Hawkes Bay. From there it is easy to either travel on to Wellington, or travel back through Taupo and Rotorua to Auckland.
Although it isn’t all that large, the peninsula is visible all the way from Auckland, provided the weather is clear of course. The area is just bursting with things to do and accommodation in Coromandel Peninsula means that all the fun is just minutes away from your hotel room. Depending on your financial needs and personal preference, you can make a reservation at one of the many Coromandel Peninsula hotels, lodges or even a B&B. Your accommodation is an essential part of any holiday so be sure to make your reservation in advance. Book online to get the best choice of hotels in Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, offering great value for money, quality, comfort and a great choice of locations; with instant confirmation of online Coromandel Peninsula Hotel Reservations.
Attractions in Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
This area really does offer a wide range of adventurous activities including clay pot shooting, archery, 4WD fun, horseback riding and even water sports such as snorkelling and diving. Not up for real bullets? Perhaps laser games or paintball are more your style.
After your body has received enough of a battering from all the fun and games, take a load off and treat yourself to a hard earned and very well deserved day at one of the spas in the area. The treatments are top notch and sure to make you relaxed and ready for more outdoor activities.
In search for a cultural and educational experience as well as fun? There are plenty of museums and historical places in Coromandel Peninsula. Popular historical points of interest include the Bella Street Pumphouse, Cooks Monument as well as the famous Goldmine Experience in Thames.
A ferry service in the area can take you from Coromandel to Auckland as well as to some of the nearby islands including Tiritiri Matangi, Motutapu, Waiheke, Rakino and Rangitoto. New Zealand is all about island life so why not get the full experience and explore some of the most picturesque locations that it has to offer?
Due to its location, this area offers locals and visitors the chance to go on various fishing adventures, enjoy snorkelling fun and various other water activities. The glass bottom boat is of the most popular of such attractions and is an unforgettable experience. The area is renowned for its abundant and wide variety of marine life. No matter which water adventure you choose, you are bound to encounter some of nature’s most beautiful species.
If you are looking to take a souvenir home from your Kiwi adventures, consider one of the popular arts and crafts merchants in the area. Prices range so that everyone can afford to indulge in some of New Zealand’s finest local art. You will also be able to enjoy everything from contemporary and fine art to a gallery dedicated to mosaic pieces. To witness some of the local artists at work, hop on board the Driving Creek Railway and Potteries train for a 1 hour educational and entertaining excursion.
Free activities in Coromandel
The Broken Hills area is known for its various walking trails suitable for the whole family. Take your time and walk at your own pace. You will come across many stunning places to stop, rest and take in the scenery along the way.
Cathedral Cove is another free scenic point to access. You can reach it either by foot or by boat. The coastal walk to the Cove is absolutely breathtaking but if you are up for a more adventurous approach, you can consider renting a kayak or boat.