Coromandel is a prime city and one of the best natural areas in New Zealand. Popular among tourists for its different adventure sports, Coromandel is also a main centre of historical and cultural tours in New Zealand. The city has many exotic places that provide a glimpse into ancient as well as modern culture. If you are booking tickets shortly, take a look at some of its highlights.
The Coromandel Town Ferry
The scenic beauty of Coromandel’s Eastern coastline is a unique escapade down the spectacular mountain range, set in ancient New Zealand. Join the return tour of ‘360 Discovery ferry’ from Coromandel to Auckland or Coromandel to Orapiu and view the magnificent volcanic coastline. The tour covers highlights such as Shakespeare’s Cliff, the marine life in Te Wanganui-a-Hei Marine Reserve and lots more. The Ferry tour approximately takes four hours. Advance bookings are mandatory; you can purchase tickets online or at the ticket counter.
The Waihi Museum and Kauri Cliff Gallery
The Waihi Museum and the Kauri Cliff Gallery are two of the most popular spots for arts and crafts admirers in Coromandel. The Waihi museum regularly hosts exhibitions of both national and global veterans as well as up-and-coming artists. It also has a public venue for historical items of the Waihi District. The museum features a theatre of 60 seats, particularly for school students’ projects and programmes. For a lifetime experience, visit the Kauri Cliff Gallery. It is the best place to see New Zealand’s natural environment and cultural history. For 20 years, the gallery has been showcasing amazing wooden sculptures. One can even buy beautiful art pieces from there.
Heards Bay and Long Bay
Explore Coromandel at its best by discovering Heards Bay and Long Bay on foot. The Heards Bay tour includes Whanganui and Motutapere Islands. It takes around 30 minutes to complete the walk. The Heards Bay is absolutely perfect for swimming and relaxing, while the Long Bay is the closest beach to Coromandel Town. The beautiful beach setting is perfect for gently walking around the different bays and experiencing the stunning scenery.
Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris and 309 Road
Enjoy full day safari in and around the mussel farms of Coromandel. It is one of the most adventurous and cheap charter fishing trips in Coromandel Town. The safari is totally safe and full of fun. Team building and school students’ trips, stag entries and other gatherings are organised regularly. Next in line is the ‘309 Road’, also known as the old coach road that takes you to the Waiau waterfall. One can check out the complete information including prices and schedule on its official website.