The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Tauranga 9

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Awakeri Hot Springs

  • Bath/Hot Spring

After a hard day at the beach, or walking the local trails, there’s nothing better than a soak in the hot-spring–fed swimming pool...

Bounty Store

  • Museum/Gallery

This design store–cum–gallery is Thames' best option for buying local arts and crafts, including jewelry, pottery, weaving, and paintings.

Butterfly and Orchid Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

A few minutes' (3 km, 1.8 mile) drive north on the way out of Thames, it's easy to miss this garden unless you're specifically looking...

Cathedral Cove

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The spectacular Cathedral Cove rock arch and white-sand crescent-shape beach is possibly the most visited feature in Coromandel. The...

Colenso Country Café and Shop

  • Restaurant–Sight

On State Highway 25 just south of the Hahei turnoff on the way to Tairua, this is a relaxed cottage café named after William Colenso,...

Comvita

  • Tour–Sight

This company has developed a worldwide following for its honey-based health products. Put yourself in the place of real honeybee in their...

Cook's Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Cook's Beach lies along Mercury Bay, so named for Captain James Cook's observation of the transit of the planet Mercury in November 1769.

Coromandel Gold Stamper Battery

  • Mine

Nothing quirky or gimmicky here. This is the real thing, with a Category One Historic Places Trust rating. Started up around 1900, this...

Driving Creek Railway

  • Museum/Gallery

Barry Brickell's fascinating project has become a major tourist attraction. Mr. Brickell is a potter who discovered that the clay on...

Elms Mission House

  • Museum/Gallery

Built in 1847, this was the first Christian missionary station in the Bay of Plenty. The lovely late-Georgian house, named for the 50...

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