Coromandel Town is the ideal spot from which to base yourself on the Coromandel Peninsula. See below for a number of fun trips – all within close proximity of your Coromandel holiday park accommodation.
Day trips within 25km of Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park
Cape Colville & Port Jackson
Around 25 kilometres north of Coromandel Town is the small town of Colville. Colville is the northern-most town on the Coromandel Peninsula, yet is still some 28km from the settlement of Port Jackson, which is close to the northern-most point of the peninsula. The area north of Colville is extremely isolated, with metal roads and few stores. Be sure to refuel in Colville before heading further up the coast. The amazing isolation of the area means bush walking tracks, fishing spots and wildlife are plentiful. For more information please ask at reception during your stay at Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park.
New Chums Beach
New Chums Beach is approximately 15km from Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park; it was voted one of the Top 20 Beaches in the world in 2006 by The Observer, and remains a gem to those who know of its existence. A trip to New Chums Beach is a true discovery tour for the first time visitor.
Expectation heightens as you begin the walk of approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Wade through the lagoon at the northern end of Whangapoua Beach to the rocks, and finally onto the track leading to the saddle and your first glimpse of New Chums Beach.
Large Pohutukawas and native fauna fringe the white sands of one of the last undeveloped beaches on the Coromandel Peninsula. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the length of this pristine white sandy beach, or the joys of searching for sea life or surfing the swells. For some tough to trek there, even tougher to leave.
Day Trips within 60km of Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park
Whitianga is located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, around 40 minutes’ drive from Coromandel Town. Whitianga is the largest settlement in Mercury Bay, with a population of around 4,000 permanent residents; however, the population flourishes in the summer months. During your stay at Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park, Whitianga is the ideal town to visit for a large range of stores, for a spot of shopping or as a lunch stop before a day at one of the local beaches. Whitianga is also home to the indulgent hot pools: The Lost Spring, which boasts a selection of spa treatments to soothe the soul.
Hot Water Beach
Hot Water Beach, located approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes drive from your Coromandel holiday park accommodation, is a world famous attraction and a must see thing to do on the Coromandel Peninsula. For a successful Hot Water Beach experience, you’ll need to know when to arrive and what to bring. The best time to arrive is 2 hours before low tide, giving you enough time to find your spot and dig your hole in the sand. You’ll then have until around 2 hours after low tide to enjoy your own hot water pool. It’s recommended to bring your own spade and bucket; yet spades and buckets are available for hire if needed. A bucket is essential for bringing cold seawater up from the ocean to mix with the hot water which will seep from the bottom of your hole. For tide times, the team at Coromandel TOP 10 is happy to advise!
When travelling to Coromandel Town, Thames is the first small town that you will come across, from here it is 54km to Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park. As the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula, Thames is the best place to stock up at the supermarket, before travelling the final 50 minutes up to Coromandel Town. Thames features great fishing spots in the calm waters of the Firth of Thames and is backed by the Coromandel Ranges, which provide a multitude of walking tracks. For more information on fishing off the Coromandel coast, please click here.