Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Travel Guide
Fodor's New Zealand
Plan Your Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Vacation
Beautiful sandy beaches, lush native forests, and some steamy geothermal activity make Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty quite a departure from überurban Auckland. Many residents live in fishing villages or small rural towns, with the occasional artsy community or alternative-lifestyle commune thrown in, particularly in the Coromandel.
Like mellow places around the world, you'll find plenty of comfortable bed-and-breakfasts and mom-and-pop motels, but both Coromandel and Bay of Plenty...read more
There are many dining options across the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty. You can buy food from roadside seafood shacks and take-out fish-and-chips joints...read more
Things To Do in Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Beach Bounty: The forest-fringed inlets, coves, and sprawling sand dunes include some of the most popular beaches in the country. The coastline... Read more
With its billowing plumes of steam, the active volcano of Whakaari (White) Island makes for an awesome geothermal experience. Forty-nine kilometers... Read more
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