Coromandel Fun For Everyone
Catch a ferry from the Whitianga Wharf to Ferry Landing, where you will alight at the oldest stone wharf in Australasia, built in 1837. Take a walk to the unspoiled beaches of Front Beach and Flaxmill Bay; both are north-facing and sheltered, providing excellent swimming spots.
Carve your own unique bone souvenir. Carvings take approximately two hours and are priced depending on design. No artistic talent required. Found on The Esplanade in Whitianga. www.baycarving.com
Mercury Bay Regional Museum
The Coromandel Peninsula’s most visited museum with exhibits dating from 800 – 950 AD. Kupe Maori artefacts, HMS Buffalo (sunk in 1840), Kauri and gum industries, dairy factory, early settlers’ records and an interesting photographic collection. www.mercurybaymuseum.co.nz
The Lost Spring
The Lost Spring is a unique thermal hot water and spa experience located next door to Oceans Resort Whitianga. With its sculpted pools, soothing waterfalls, and smoking volcano, the Lost Spring offers more than simply a swim in hot water. www.thelostspring.co.nz
Mill Creek Lavender
A lavender farm and gift shop nestled in the beautiful Mill Creek valley. The best time of the year to see the lavender gardens in bloom is in late December and throughout January. Picnic areas are available.
Rapaura Water Gardens
Set on 64 acres of private estate; experience abundant native bush and ferns, water gardens and native birds with meandering bush walks over bridges and streams. There are seasonal displays of native and exotic flowers and garden art. www.rapaurawatergardens.co.nz
Along the 309 Road between Whitianga and Coromandel Town, is the Waiau Waterworks. Find wacky sculptures, interactive playthings and unique playground toys - all worked by water! Set in a beautiful park-like setting with picnic sites, a tree-fringed river swimming hole a flying fox, café and craft shop. www.thewaterworks.co.nz
Guided trail riding into the Coromandel Ranges through native bush and streams and over rolling farmland with extensive views to islands and surrounding bays. Available at Rangihau Ranch www.rangihauranch.co.nz and at the Twin Oaks Riding Ranch.
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