The Coromandel Peninsula on the north-east coast of the North Island of New Zealand has a small permanent population, but is a popular holiday destination year-round, and especially in summer.
There are fabulous golden and white sand beaches with magnificent coastal scenery and a rugged, forest-clothed interior to be hiked. The peninsula, 85 km long, separates the Hauraki Gulf and the Auckland Region from the Bay of Plenty. Evidence of some of the earliest Polynesian settlement in New Zealand exists on the Coromandel.
Historical interest points exist around every corner, telling the stories of the two great navigators Kupe and Cook and those who followed in their footsteps.