Accommodation in the Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula is a short two hour drive from Auckland and with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe it is no wonder that it is one of Kiwi’s favorite holiday destinations. The peninsula is hilly, has beautiful nature, with subtropical rainforests that are intersected by fresh water rivers and beautiful white sandy beaches on both sides. There is plenty to do from skydiving or hiking to kayaking around the coast. It is also home to a lot of artists and craftspeople.

There is plenty of accommodation from Bed and Breakfast and camping to hotels with stunning views.

Top Areas To Stay in The Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Town

Coromandel Town

The historic Coromandel town is a great base for your stay on the Peninsula. During the summer months it becomes a bustling town as lots of Aucklanders come down to their holiday homes (batches). Here you will find a lot of art, heritage, kiwiana crafts and excellent local cafes and restaurants. Arrive by ferry or by the scenic Pohutakawa Coast. Find Out More >

Hahei

Hahei, Coromandel
North of Hot Water Beach you will find the relaxed seaside town of Hahei and some of the best white sandy beaches of The Coromandel Peninsula. The area surrounding Hahei is a Marine Park so ideal for diving or snorkeling. Find Out More >

Whitianga

Whitianga, Coromandel
Whitianga is a popular beach town and a great base to explore the east coast beaches in The Coromandel Peninsula. It us a perfect spot to experience the relaxed way of life that New Zealand is famous for. Enjoy a Kiwi tradition of “fish n chips” on the beach or browse one of the local boutique stores and galleries. Find Out More >

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

Grand Mecure
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Grand Mecure Puka Park, Pauanui, Coromandel

“This little hideaway located on at Pauanui Beach is ideal if you want intimate resort style accommodation. Just 42 chalets surrounded by native bush.”

Aoteroa Lodge
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Aoteroa Lodge

“For those on a budget this is an excellent choice. Motel style accommodation located in a quiet garden location in Whitianga.”

Mussel Bed B&B
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Mussel Bed B&B, Cooks Beach, Coromandel

“A small boutique B&B with only 4 rooms. Location is fantastic. Set amongst native bush and peaceful gardens and only a 5 minute stroll to the beautiful Cooks Beach. “

Manawa Ridge
*****

Manawa Ridge, Coromandel

“Manawa Ridge has three luxury suites each individually crafted and set in private gardens. This eco lodge is designed from the discerning traveler.”

More information about The Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Town1. Coromandel Town
A visit to Coromandel town is a must, a historic town with a great vibe. During the summer months it becomes a bustling town as lots of Aucklanders come down to their holiday homes (batches). Here you will find a lot of art, heritage, kiwiana crafts and excellent local cafes and restaurants. Arrive by ferry or by the scenic Pohutakawa Coast. Find Out More >

coromandel forest2. Coromandel Forest Park
The Coromandel Forest is ideal for hiking, picnicking and fishing for trout. The 73,000-acre park has approximately 250 kilometers of marked trails so hiking enthusiast will certainly not be bored! Here you will find the might Kauri, a typical New Zealand tree. In the past this was cut down for trade and was the second source of income for the peninsula after gold. Find Out More >

Hahei, Coromandel3. Hahei
North of Hot Water Beach is the relaxed seaside town of Hahei, where the best white sandy beaches of the Coromandel peninsula. The area surrounding Hahei is a Marine Park so ideal for diving or snorkeling. Find Out More >

hot water beach, coromandel4. Hot Water Beach
Enough of all the forest, then head towards the coast and dig your own warm thermal bath at Hot Water Beach. How Water Beach has two natural hot springs emerging from under the sand. Be careful as you dig though as the water can extremely hot. After a few hours relaxing in your private spa take a refreshing dip in the cool sea. Hot Water Beach is best visited two hours either side of low-tide. Shovels can be hired at the local shop. Find Out More >

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel5. Cathedral Cove
About 2 hours walk north of Hahei is Cathedral Cove, named because of its naturally formed archway which looks like a cathedral. It is definitely one of the most picturesque spots in The Coromandel Peninsula. There is also snorkeling, kayaking and diving trips to Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve. Find Out More >

Thames6. Thames
The historical town of Thames is a great base for exploring the Coromandel. Enjoy delicious fresh seafood, bike or walk along the stunning Thames coastal walkway or learn about the history and culture of this colorful gold mining town. Make sure to look out for the New Zealand Christmas tree – the Pohutakawa that blossoms in the month of December. Find Out More >

Pauanui, Coromandel7. Pauanui
Pauanaui is a harbor holiday community ideal for swimming, surfing, diving, fishing and walking. The offshore islands of Slipper, Shore and the Aldermen islands can be explored with a local fishing or diving charter. The native bush trails through the kauri and fern forests are breathtaking and the fresh water river is ideal for kayaking and swimming. Find Out More >

Pinnicles, Coromandel8. Hike the Pinnacles
One of New Zealand’s best overnight walks. Although it can be done in one day you don’t want to miss out on the amazing sunset and sunrises. Find Out More >

Whangamata, Coromandel9. Whangamata
The town has two safe swimming beaches and there are also a number of fantastic local cafes, restaurants and shops. A number of off-shore islands can be seen from the beach. This small town really comes to life over the New Year period when New Zealanders and tourists come to enjoy the festivities and summer atmosphere. Find Out More >

Whitianga, Coromandel10. Whitianga
Whitianga is a popular beach town and a great base to explore the east coast beaches in The Coromandel Peninsula. It us a perfect spot to experience the relaxed way of life that New Zealand is famous for. Enjoy a Kiwi tradition of “fish n chips” on the beach or browse one of the local boutique stores and galleries. Find Out More >

The best way for getting around Coromandel is hiring your own car or campervan. However you can also get around with the local bus, taxi or hiring a bike.