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The Luxury Guide to the Coromandel

The Luxury Travel Guide to the Coromandel

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Plan a Luxury Trip to the Coromandel

A boutique lodge stay on the coast or nestled in inland forest is what a luxury getaway to the Coromandel Peninsula is all about. Complemented with exciting adventures, like helicopter or sailing tours, and time to relax in indulgent hot springs, it’s easy to strike the right balance. We’ll guide you one the most premium adventures, all-weather activities, accommodation and eateries in this luxury travel guide to the Coromandel.

Luxury Activities in the Coromandel

  • Scuba dive the famous Mercury and Alderman Islands
  • Do a guided walk of the stunning Coromandel Coastal Walkway
  • Try your luck on a private fishing charter
  • Do a heli-tour of the Coromandel with a beach landing
  • Relax at The Lost Spring hot pools
  • Experience the Coromandel on horseback
  • Cruise to Cathedral Cove
  • Sail around Mercury Bay.

For elaboration on each point, check out the 8 Luxury Activities in the Coromandel.

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Premium Adventure Activities

Experience something extra special in the Coromandel with these premium adventure activities. For example, join the kingfish charter experts, Epic Adventures Fishing Charters, for a day out on the water tackling the Coromandel’s monsters. Trips depart from Whitianga. Find out more about Epic Adventures Fishing Charters on Viator and Tripadvisor.

For land adventures, check out Coromandel Adventures who offer tours to just about anywhere in the Coromandel region. They can even get you to the remotest parts, such as the stunning Coromandel Coastal Walkway. Learn about the fascinating history, wildlife and geology of the landscapes you travel through on your way to the 3-4-hour hike. Check out Coromandel Adventures and their tours on Viator and Tripadvisor.

For more adventure activities, from sailing to Cathedral Cove cruises, check out the 10 Luxury Activities in the Coromandel.

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All-weather Luxury Activities

Even in the (usually) sunny Coromandel, there can be some rainy days. Don’t sweat it, as there are a few all-weather activities that are well worth saving as a back-up.

The Lost Spring is a geothermal hot pool complex that can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Soak in the mineral-rich hot pools immersed in native bush or treat yourself at the day spa nestled in the treetops. Complete the experience with locally-produced coffee, wine and beers, tapas and platters at the restaurant.

We figure as long as the unfavourable weather is only rain, you can still enjoy an awe-inspiring scuba diving trip in the Coromandel. Join dive operators like Dive Zone Whitianga for a day at one of the many amazing dive sites and their marine reserves thriving with life. Popular trips are to the Mercury Islands, Te Whanganui A Hei (the marine reserve just off Cathedral Cove) and the Alderman Islands.

For more ideas, take a look at the 10 Luxury Activities in the Coromandel.

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Fine Dining in the Coromandel

The Coromandel’s premium accommodations offer something special when it comes to dining, so if you’re looking for a night out to celebrate a special occasion or simply treat yourself then your best bet is to head to one of the resorts or vineyards.

Miha Restaurant at the Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort (42 Mount Avenue, Pauanui) serves up contemporary European cuisine from their elegant restaurant with Pacific Ocean views.

Another fantastic option is the Mercury Bay Estate (761a Purangi Road, Whitianga) where you can taste their range of wines and dine on antipasto platters and wood-fired pizzas.

For more restaurant recommendation beyond fine dining, check out The Foodie Guide to the Coromandel.

More About the Coromandel

That’s it for the luxury travel guide to the Coromandel. Find even more tips to make your luxury getaway exceptional in The Luxury Travel Guide to New Zealand.


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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