Coromandel Peninsula Things To Do

Finding things to do in Auckland isn't hard. Situated between two harbours there's plenty of water activities on offer. The city is packed full of family attractions, museums and galleries, while over 50 volcanoes offer superb walking trails.

Known as the 'City of Sails', water based activites are big here, with yachts dotted everywhere. Scenic cruises and island hopping on the ferries are a great to take in the harbour setting. The compact downtown area is easy to explore on foot with museums, galleries and the iconic Skytower never far away. There's also the main retail hub of 'Queen Street' and the trendy Britmart preccinct. The city has more than enough family attractions to keep everyone happy, with Rainbow's End, Auckland Zoo, and Stardome Observatory and Planetarium offering some of the best fun. Situated in the suburb of Parnell, the Auckland War Memorial Museum features on many visitors 'must do' lists, presenting the history of New Zealand, its people and culture. The Auckland Art Gallery is conveniently located downtown and adjacent to Albert Park, a quiet oasis in the city. With over 26 regional parks, there is a huge selecton of walking trails to enjoy. The golden beaches to the north of the city are ideal for relaxing and often you'll have the beach to yourself! On the wild west coast, the beaches ae popular with surfers, while hikers who are drawn to the Waitakere Ranges. Look through our Auckland things to do guide for more inspiration to get the best out of your trip to the city.

Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

Driving Creek Railway and Potteries Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

Unique mountain railway, snaking through stunning, and replanted kauri forest with incredible views of the Hauraki Gulf. Wildlife sanctuary, pottery and craft shop also onsite.

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

A natural hot spot that draws visitors armed with shovels to dig their own spa and enjoy hot water bubbling through the sand.

Cathedral Cove

Cathedral Cove Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

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An iconic attraction in the Coromandel. A 45 minute walk on foot (no access by vehicle) will take you one of the most photographed spots in New Zealand.

New Chums Beach

New Chums Beach Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

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New Chums Beach is a 'hidden beach' situated in Wainuiototo Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula. The secluded beach can only be accessed by boat or a testing walk.

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

Exciting boat trip around the caves, cliffs and beaches of Cathedral Cove, including exclusive snorkelling in the Marine Reserve. Three different packages: condensed, standard and "Breakaway".

Mercury Bay Museum

Mercury Bay Museum Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

A visit to the Coromandel's most visited museum, offers the opportunity to see 800-950 AD. Kupe Maori Artifacts, the HMS Buffalo (sunk 1840), early settlers records and the James Cook collection.

Coromandel Fishing Charters

Coromandel Fishing Charters Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

Calm and safe fishing trips in Coromandel Harbour, great for all the family. Half day, full day or multi day trips available, suitable for all abilities.

Tairua Dive & Fishinn

Tairua Dive & Fishinn Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

Family-owned diving and fishing business, with 30 years experience, the first 5-star dive centre in Tairua. Tours, equipment hire, shop, supplies, plus hot shower for when your dive is over.

Ocean Leopard Tours

Ocean Leopard Tours Coromandel-Peninsula, Auckland

Jet around beautiful Mercury Bay, and beyond, in the purpose-built, sprightly Ocean Leopard, taking in beaches, coves and some of the Coromandel's prettiest outer islands.


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