Here are some things to try: Take one of the many walks through ancient forests, explore beautiful beaches or try your hand at fishing. Pay a visit to the many attractions in the area, sample fresh produce at one of the excellent local restaurants.
New Zealand's only narrow-gauge mountain railway along with a working pottery and wild life sanctuary. A wonderful train trip through the bush to a fantastic lookout over the Coromandel Harbour and surrounding islands. Where art, engineering and conservation uniquely come together at Driving Creek Railway Ltd.www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz
Check out New Zealand's quirkiest theme park! Located in Coromandel Town, The Waterworks is the ultimate Kiwi experience for people of all ages. Voted top 10 water parks in the world – interactive and caters for all children up to the age of 84.www.thewaterworks.co.nz
The Coromandel Goldfield Centre and Stamper Battery is a 112-year-old fully operational water powered plant for processing gold from rock, voted number 3 in Lonely Planet's guide on 'What to do in Coromandel Town'.coromandelstamperbattery.weebly.com
Come and enjoy the fabulous fishing amongst the mussel farms. See the harvesting barges in action, working the myriad mussel farms in and around Coromandel Harbour and enjoy our awesome scenery at the same time.www.musselbargesafaris.co.nz
Hidden away from the masses and rarely explored by Kiwis is the spectacular New Chums Beach, which has been voted as one of the world's top 10 beaches! This stunning stretch of golden sand is fringed by pohutukawa and native forest and is deserted for most of the year. This protected beach has no buildings, no roads, no infrastructure or camping – it is a jewel in New Zealand's coastal crown.www.thecoromandel.com
Forget the real world for a day and come relax, rejuvenate and let yourself be pampered in style. Discover a special paradise of therapeutic natural thermal spring pools with poolside service. Enjoy delicious Pacifica cuisine at our onsite restaurant, and pamper yourself with massage therapies and beauty treatments at The Lost Spring Day Spa.www.thelostspring.co.nz
Harbour View Motel is a great place to base yourself with a view to visiting Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove (both about 1.5 hours drive away), New Chums Beach, Rapuara Water Gardens, and Thames Coast Butterfly Gardens. The Coromandel Peninsula has unspoilt scenery so after a day of exploring, come back, sit on your deck and reminiscence about what you saw that day.