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Best things to do in Coromandel

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“It is truly a beautiful area, which used to be a moderate walk to reach, but now has been made a lot more accessible, by boat taxis being available now.”
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Pizza Place
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“Lukes Kitchen is a unique eating experience, specializing in great pizzas, but also offering other delicious menu options. Sit outside with ocean views, and take in the fabulous atmosphere, sights and sounds. ”
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Hot Spring
“Lost springs is hot thermal pools, massage, restaurant and bar. Not late though”
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Restaurant
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“Love catching the Ferry across the water, hiking to Cooks Beach and back to Eggsentric. Healthy choices and very friendly.....”
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Café
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“Originally buit by Barry Brickell to get clay to his potteries and wood to fire the kilns, Driving Creek Railway and Potteries is "New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway and travels through regenerating native forest with pottery sculptures lining the track." See http://www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz/”
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Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Take the ferry from Ferry Landing to Whitianga walk left along the esplanade towards the marina and Salt is set on the waterfront. Recommend the squid and fries together with a beverage of your choice.”
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Bar
“Craft beer, great pizzas and highly recommend the Lamb Burger! And only 5 minutes walk away.”
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Point of Interest
“Quirky water creations. Plenty to do and see. Take a picnic (of eat at the cafe), swim in the creek, play on the water activities.”
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Restaurant
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“Boutique Vineyard & Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Mercury Bay. Offering a selection of estate grown wines and quality food. Casual relaxed settings. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“A wonderful restaurant just 1km away at the corner of the 309 Road and SH25.”
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Store
“Great fun place, food, drink, sports, fun. Just 5-7 minute drive to Coromandel town center. This is our favorite hub with its bar, sporting events, pool table, pub menu with items prepared and delivered from the Pepper Tree Restaurant next door. Indoor/outdoor seating, gaming room.”
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Establishment
“Best food in town, Asian Fusion, eat in or take out, unlicensed, does have slightly odd opening hours.”
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Beach
“Beautiful undeveloped beach surrounded by dense native bush. Walk across the stream at the west end of Whangapoua Beach and follow the coast to the marked path over the headland to New Chums. The Whangapoua side is stony and can be hard going but it is totally worth it.”
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Tapas Restaurant
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“An excellent restaurant serving kaizen dishes/small plates/tapas. Also great pizzas and a Sunday Roast. Ryan has an excellent selection of wines. Bookings are recommended.”
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Park
“It's one of the must visit places in NZ and only accessible by foot, kayak or boat. And so fabulous, also SO busy - consider a dawn raid :-) Or try Lonely Bay for a similar but more low key experience. Cathedral Cove Park and Ride is available from the Hahei Visitor car park (on the right as you enter Hahei). It only costs $5 return per person, $3 for a child and $10 for a family (2 adults 2 children). It is recommended that all visitors to Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove use this car park. Visitors can choose to walk from the North end of Hahei Beach to Cathedral Cove, this track adds another 25 minutes to the walk. Parking is prohibited at Grange Rd from the 1 October - 30 April.”
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Beach
“New Chums beach is one of the many beautiful beachs nearby. Access is only by foot, and best done mid to low tide. ”
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