You don’t have to travel far from Auckland to discover a natural paradise of lush rainforests, an unspoiled coastline and dazzling white sand beaches. Set out on a superb road trip around the Coromandel Peninsula on your next Campervan New Zealand holiday and you will get infinite opportunities to discover the glorious coastal landscape that defines this region.
Start your Campervan NZ journey on the west coast of the stunning Coromandel peninsula and stopover at Thames. Built on the revolutionary industries of kauri milling and gold mining you will discover the intriguing history of this town at the Thames School of Mines Museum and Thames Historic Museum.
Drive your vehicle up the Thames Coast Road for breathtakingly beautiful views. The road passes through charming seaside settlements and offers stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf to Auckland. Massive Pohutukawa trees line the road and they are a visual brilliance of crimson red blossoms.
Visit the township of Coromandel which is well-known for its stress-free, laid back lifestyle and historic buildings. Take a leisurely walk through the town and you’ll come across several quaint art studios and galleries.
From the fascinating Coromandel Township set out towards Whangapoua Hill on your Motorhome New Zealand holiday. Leisurely explore the splendid beaches of New Chums, Matarangi, Whangapoua and Kuaotunu. Whangapoua beach is a splendid beachside spot and is the perfect place to unwind on your holiday.
As you travel to the Northwest of Whangapoua you will come across New Chums Beach. This beach is not accessible by road. You have to take a 30 minute walk through the estuary over rocks and past the splendid grove of Nikau Palms to reach this destination. As soon as you reach this spot you will glimpse a dramatic stretch of unspoiled beach bliss lined with pohutukawa trees.
From Whangapoua take a trip along the main road towards Matarangi. Matarangi is among the trendiest family destinations on the peninsula due to its white sandy beach. Matarangi has an 18 hole golf course which frequently attracts the best golfers to try out their skills.
The charming settlement of Kuaotunu provides overwhelming views of the Mercury Islands. Due to its glorious beaches and fresh water lagoon Kuaotunu is a popular spot for walking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and diving.
As you drive your Campervan Hire down the eastern coastal side of the peninsula you will come across Mercury Bay and Whitianga. Mercury Bay is the abode of Hahei Beach, Cooks beach and the famed Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.
Cathedral Cove is a splendid cathedral shaped cave located in the centre of a marine reserve swarming with fish and marine life. Hot Water Beach guarantees a unique experience for every visitor to the Coromandel. A river of hot water surfaces at the fascinating Hot Water beach and during low tide visitors flock to this beach to hollow out their individual spa pool inside the sand.
Set out on a exciting Campervan Hire New Zealand holiday along the stunning Coromandel Peninsula and enjoy a memorable holiday with your family or friends.
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