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Spring in the Coromandel

Spring is the perfect time to go visit the Coromandel. Sunny days with warm temperatures and cooler nights and less crowded than over the summer months. We’ve put the TOP 10 Spring experiences for you, so have a read and come enjoy the Coromandel this Spring!

  1. Go out for a day of fishing
    In the spring the fish make their way back into the Hauraki Gulf & Firth of Thames to spawn, which means it makes the most amazing and consistent fishing on offer. Perfect time to throw out a line and catch some dinner! Did you know we have our own fishing charter boat that leaves from Amodeo Bay? Find more information here or contact us.
  2. Driving Creek Railway & Ziplining
    Avoid the crowds and enjoy a day up the Driving Creek Railway. With extended views from the top, a must-do for all ages. For the active ones, you can zipline down the forest with beautiful views over the Hauraki Gulf. Find more information on the Driving Creek website.
  3. Soak in the Lost Spring Hot Pools
    Is there any better way to end the day than with a relaxing hot pool?! Especially with the cooler nights. Head over to Whitianga to enjoy a hot pool at the Lost Spring. Did you also know that they do dinner & hot pool packages? Check it out here.
  4. Hiking
    With the mild temperatures, it’s the perfect time to try one of our hikes. We’ve got some great walks close to our Holiday Park, or try one of the famous hikes, such as the Cathedral Cove, the Coromandel Coastal Walk or the Pinnacles Walk. Enjoy the stunning views without the crowds.
  5. Star Gazing
    We are lucky to be in a spot without light pollution, which makes for amazing star gazing at night. Grab some blankets and enjoy the skies light up.
  6. Spend a day at The Waterworks
    Have a fun family day out at The Waterworks, New Zealand’s most unique interactive experience. Located a short drive away on the 309 Road, also home to Stu and his pigs and the Waiau Waterfalls.
  7. Bird Watching
    With the long quiet winter, a lot of the native (and non-native) birds return to the bay. Enjoy a stroll and keep a look out for Tui, Kereru, Kingfisher and we even now have Kaka.
  8. Pit stop at the Karangahake Gorge
    On your way up to the Coromandel, the Karangahake Gorge is a must-do stop. The Gorge was once the biggest gold mining operation in the Southern Hemisphere. Stretch your legs on the Windows walk, explore the old mine shafts or just wander the river trail, a perfect stop for everybody.
  9. Enjoy Coromandel’s Arts & Crafts
    Coromandel Town has a lot of little arts and crafts shops, enough to keep you entertained for the day. Want to try some arts & crafts yourself? How about a Pottery Class at the Driving Creek?
  10. Enjoy Coromandel’s famous shellfish
    The Coromandel is best known for their Green Lipped Mussels, plus our oysters and scallops. Head down to the Coromandel Oyster Company and try their delicious seafood – Have a look on their menu here.

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