New Zealand's North Island - Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island guidebook.

Verdant rolling hills line New Zealand’s mighty Waikato River, and adrenaline junkies can surf at Raglan, or undertake extreme underground pursuits in the extraordinary Waitomo Caves. The peninsula’s east coast has some of the North Island’s best white-sand beaches.

  • travel remote gravel roads in Far North Coromandel under a crimson canopy of ancient pohutukawa trees
  • maps
  • kayak around hidden islands, caves and bays of Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve
  • transport
  • penetrate the mystical depths of the dense bush in Karangahake Gorge
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Waikato, Rangiriri, Hamilton, Raglan & around, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Matamata, Te Aroha, The King Country, Kawhia, Otorohanga, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo, Taranaki, Te Kuiti, Pio Pio, Awakino & Mokau, Taumarunui, Owhango, Coromandel Peninsula, Miranda, Thames, Coromandel Town, Far North Coromandel, Whitianga, Coroglen & Whenuakite, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Tairua & Pauanui, Puketui Valley, Opoutere, Whangamata, Waihi & Waihi Beach, Karangahake Gorge, Paeroa.

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