The Magical Coromandel Peninsula

The Magical Coromandel Peninsula

Written by mighway

If you’re in search of the perfect holiday, with sun, sand and crystal-clear waters then the Coromandel is your next destination. This fantastic new Zealand hot spot attracts both domestic and international travellers year-round. It is every travellers paradise. There are plenty of things to do in Coromandel, hire a private motorhome in New Zealand and uncover the best of this beautiful destination.

Cathedral Cove

You will have to walk a few steps to get here, but it is an easy walk. Cathedral Cove offers one of the most majestic outlooks, golden beaches and the dramatic, cathedral archway of the cove. The waters here are also part of a protected marine reserve and are perfect for swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving.

Kauaeranga Valley

Not too distant from the town of Thames, the Kauaeranga Valley offers wonderful walking trails. If you’re feeling adventuresome, hike to the Putangirua Pinnacles. This is New Zealand’s dramatic, massive earth pillars reaching over ten metres tall. It’s an awe-inspiring full day walk.

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Walk through this spectacular gorge along the historic remains of New Zealand’s railway. You can explore the country’s past, including steel truss bridges, gold mining relics and an old rail tunnel. The walkway takes you through the gorge, eventually bringing you to a trail alongside the Ohinemuri River.

Hot Water Beach

After all the walking, you’ll want to head over to Hot Water Beach and revel in the thermal pools. Locals and tourists alike enjoy digging in the sand to create a restorative hot water soak at the beach. Make sure you go at low tide.

Food and Drink

With local craft breweries, boutique wineries, artisan cheeses and an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish, you definitely won’t go hungry. Be sure to enjoy the local fare the Coromandel offers for some truly memorable meals.

Local Artists

Many artists and craftspeople call the Coromandel Peninsula home. There are studios and galleries throughout the area. You’re sure to find an interesting piece of art as a reminder of your visit to this enchanting region.


The most relaxed and enjoyable way to explore the region is with a campervan or motorhome. Campsites at the Coromandel’s national parks or caravan parks give you many opportunities to choose a perfect camp spot. If you’re travelling during peak season, such as summer, make sure you plan ahead.

At Mighway, we make private campervan or motorhome hire easy and affordable with our great selection of peer-to-peer motorhome rentals. Are you ready for your New Zealand adventure? Begin planning for your amazing Kiwi journey and contact us today.