Auckland & the Bay of Islands Road Trips - Coromandel Peninsula Trip (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Coromandel chapter from Lonely Planet’s Auckland & the Bay of Islands Road Trips guidebook.

Meandering coastal roads weave a magical path on this journey around the compact but colourful Coromandel Peninsula. Visit in January for the crimson splash of pohutukawa.

  • ride a quirky railway and feast on seafood in Coromandel Town
  • pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
  • dig yourself a natural sandy spa pool at Hot Water Beach
  • get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages
  • explore Waihi’s fascinating history of gold-mining
  • discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Thames, Rapaura Water Gardens, Coromandel Town, Colville, Kuaotunu, Whitianga, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Whangamata, Waihi and Waihi Beach.

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