The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty

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 or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Cook's Beach

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    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. The...Read More

  • 2. Hot Water Beach

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    The popular Hot Water Beach is a wild beach to wander and a delightful thermal oddity. A warm spring seeps beneath the beach, and by scooping...Read More

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  • 3. Mauao (Mt. Maunganui)

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    This dormant volcanic mountain is the region's geological icon, with its conical rocky outline rising 761 feet above sea level. White-sand beaches...Read More

  • 4. Ohope Beach

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    The most popular and safest swimming beach in the area (and, according to several traveler polls, in New Zealand) is the 11-km-long (7-mile...Read More

  • 5. Waihi Beach

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    Waihi Beach, 19 km (12 miles) north of Katikati, is ideal for swimming and surfing and has access to numerous walkways. With 9 km (5½ miles...Read More

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