The Honeymoon Guide to the Coromandel
The Honeymoon Guide to the Coromandel
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The Honeymoon Guide to the Coromandel

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Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways in the Coromandel Peninsula

The beauty of its golden-sand beaches, rolling farmland and lush native forests make the Coromandel Peninsula a must for any couple seeking a romantic escape. Make your base one of the quaint B&Bs or even a luxury lodge on a hilltop with commanding views, there’s plenty to treat couples to. In between spending some precious time together in your honeymoon retreat, enjoy a good balance of outdoor adventures with kayaking to Cathedral Cove and ziplining through the trees, as well as unwinding in mineral hot pools and exploring beautiful gardens. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to have a trip to remember on the glorious Coromandel Peninsula.

Plan your honeymoon, romantic getaway, anniversary or something special for two with this honeymoon guide to the Coromandel.

Things to Do in the Coromandel for Couples

  • Team up on a kayak tour with Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
  • Take a romantic stroll on the Coromandel’s beaches
  • Fly through the trees together on the Coromandel Zipline Tours
  • Tackle one of the Coromandel’s scenic hikes
  • Soak in hot pools at The Lost Spring or Hot Water Beach
  • Be inspired at the boutique shops and art galleries
  • Make each other a unique gift at The Laughing Pottery
  • Embark on a cycle journey together on the Hauraki Rail Trail
  • Learn about the stars on a stargazing tour
  • Wander around the beautiful Rapaura Watergardens
  • Treat your loved one to a romantic dinner.

For more details on each experience, head to the 10 Romantic Activities in the Coromandel for Couples.

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Adventures for Couples

There are plenty of ways to adventure together in the Coromandel and experience the great outdoors. A must is teaming up in the double kayak to paddle to Cathedral Cove! Join Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours for their classic Cathedral Cove small-group tour, where you’ll explore around off-shore islands, paddle into caves and enjoy a barista-style coffee on Cathedral Cove beach. Learn more about the tour on Viator and Tripadvisor.

Speaking of beaches, a romantic stroll on a picturesque beach is mandatory in the Coromandel. You won’t be stuck for beaches, as the Coromandel is full of them, from the picturesque and off-the-beaten-track New Chums Beach to the sunrise-soaking Waihi Beach. Check out some of our favourites in the 10 Coromandel Beaches You Can’t Miss.

See your loved one flying through the forest like a native tui on a zipline tour with Coromandel Zipline Tours just outside Coromandel Town. After a unique railway journey up Driving Creek, your tour begins with eight exciting ziplines covering 705m (2,300ft)! Your guides will lead the way and share their knowledge on this land’s incredible journey from forestry, farm and gold mining land into lush regenerating forest. What’s more, all profits from the tour go toward restoring and preserving the land. Find out more about Coromandel Zipline Tours on Viator and Tripadvisor.

For more adventures, head to the 10 Romantic Activities in the Coromandel for Couples.

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Romantic All-weather Activities

Looking for something more laidback? Something you can perhaps enjoy whatever the weather? Get pampered at The Lost Spring, complete with hot pools, a day spa and restaurant. Unwind in the mineral hot pools nestled in forest and indulge in a couples massage. Alternatively, couples on a budget can enjoy digging their own hot pool at Hot Water Beach at low tide. Just look out for the rocky outcrop on the beach that you need to dig in front of.

More ways to keep out of the rain include pottering around the boutiques and art galleries of the Coromandel’s quaint towns. Treat your loved on to unique New Zealand-made gifts and jewellery at The Shop (228 Main Road, Tairua), Bounty Store  (754 Pollen Street, Thames) and Huia Design (712 Pollen Street, Thames). Galleries worth visiting include the Mikkelson Gallery (40 Belmont Road, Paeroa), Gallery 27 (27 Fyfe Road, Waihi Beach), Bread & Butter Gallery (26 Albert Street, Whitianga) and The Little Gallery (228 Main Road, Tairua).

Pottery is also kind of a big deal in the Coromandel, so check out places such as Driving Creek Railway and Potteries (380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel Town) and Alan Rhodes Pottery (1369 Tairua Whitianga Road, Whitianga). Additionally, The Laughing Pottery in Waihi is where you can make your own unique gift for each other.

For more inspiration, check out the 10 Romantic Activities in the Coromandel for Couples.

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Romantic Restaurants

Complement your adventures for two and romantic all-weather activities with some tasty meals in some of the Coromandel’s most romantic eateries. One that stands out is The Church Bistro (87 Beach Rd, Hahei) offering a casual wine bar and eatery in a romantic historic church setting.

The Incognito Licensed Brasserie (701b Port Road, Whangamata) offers a cosy and intimate setting and serves New Zealand-European cuisine.

Finally, be introduced to the world of “Kaizen” at Go Vino (19 Captain Cook Road, Whitianga), which serves up plates of contemporary season cuisine designed to be shared. It’s also a fantastic spot to taste various New Zealand wines and craft beer.

For more recommendations, head over to The Foodie Guide to the Coromandel.

More About the Coromandel

That’s it for our honeymoon guide to Coromandel. You can find even more honeymoon tips in The Honeymoon Guide to New Zealand.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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