2 Best Sights in Katikati, Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty

Lindemann Road Lookout

For great views over the Bay of Plenty, drive a couple of minutes north of Katikati on State Highway 2 to Lindemann Road. The lookout is signposted at the turn off. Drive 3½ km (2 miles) to the road's end and the lookout. The road is good but narrow in parts; you'll find a map embedded in rock to help orient you. If the weather is clear you might see volcanic White Island to the south. Self-contained campervans can stop here overnight.

The Wine Portfolio

A handsome, Dutch cape–style building will probably attract your attention, just south of Katikati on Highway 2. Originally built for Morton Estate Wines, it now houses the cellar door of wine-making business Wine Portfolio. The boutique, specialist winery produces vintages from grapes grown in leading New Zealand wine regions Hawke's Bay and Marlborough. Here's your chance to sample the country's best wines, all in one place.