8 Great Rea­sons to Visit Coromandel Town:

Let's Travel - - COROMANDEL TOWN -


Coromandel Town of­fers beau­ti­ful scenery, and re­stored her­itage ar­chi­tec­ture stem­ming from the pi­o­neer­ing days of tim­ber and gold. It’s also an easy place to get around with a wide ar­ray of mod­ern shops and eater­ies and at­trac­tions with smil­ing, friendly lo­cals of­fer­ing great ser­vice and ameni­ties.


Cafes, Bars, Restau­rants and Take­aways will en­tice any vis­i­tor with a va­ri­ety of cui­sine to choose from, such as lo­cally smoked fish or mus­sel chow­der. Maybe hook into some take­away fish and chips or try some Coromandel-style Thai dishes; also don’t for­get to grab a plate of good pub grub or ex­pe­ri­ence a fine dining res­tau­rant where your taste buds are sure to be tick­led.


Driv­ing Creek Rail­way is just three kilo­me­tres north of the town­ship. This is a re­mark­able 65-minute train ride on a world-class nar­row gauge moun­tain rail­way pass­ing through kauri for­est that in­cludes a num­ber of great engi­neer­ing mar­vels. The line climbs to the ter­mi­nus named, the ‘Eye­full Tower,’ which present some stun­ning panoramic views. www.driv­ingcreekrail­way.co.nz


Gold Stam­per Bat­tery is just two kilo­me­tres north of the town­ship. Take the fam­ily to visit the huge 110-year-old quartz stam­per driven by New Zealand’s largest work­ing wa­ter­wheel and af­ter you’ve fin­ish let the kids prospect for some gold. www.coro­man­del­stam­per­bat­tery.wee­bly.com


Fish­ing and Har­bour Cruises are one of the best day’s out you’ll get with fam­ily and friends when vis­it­ing Coromandel town. There are sev­eral choices for half-day or full day ex­cur­sions that should fill the ice chest for the rest of your trip. P: 07 866 8598


Wa­iau Water­works is 8.7 km out of town head­ing east on 309 Rd. This is a highly en­ter­tain­ing theme park where whim­si­cal won­ders are driven by the power of wa­ter. Just two kilo­me­ters fur­ther up the road visit the 1,200 year-old kauri tree grove. www.the­wa­ter­works.co.nz


Wai­tati Gar­dens are right next to the Stam­per Bat­tery. This gar­den is a past winner of a NZ Gar­den of Dis­tinc­tion Award with its beau­ti­ful lay­out, or just travel 0.5 km fur­ther up the road where you’ll find Tairaire Gar­dens that has a lake and pic­nic ar­eas. P: 07 866 8658


Arts and Crafts are well rep­re­sented around the Coromandel Town district, so make time to see some of the artist stu­dios or the sev­eral craft shops and gal­leries for which the town is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly recog­nised. The Coromandel Penin­sula Craft Trail brochure has more in­for­ma­tion on each artist. P: 07 866 8598

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