As much as I enjoy going for walks in Auckland, it is also refreshing to head out of town.
Our family has a holiday house on the south-east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel is mostly an unspoilt part of New Zealand with beautiful beaches, many walk paths and natural bush. I love going there to relax and refresh myself.
It is only a two hour drive for us from Auckland via Paeoroa and the Karangahake Gorge. Two places that are worth stopping at. The Gorge has interesting walks and mining tunnels that are fun to explore with torches.
You can choose from a variety of walks in the Coromandel region, no matter where you stay. There is a great uphill walk (that I suggest you do on a cool day) to the Wentworth Falls near Whangamata that I enjoy. And another walk for cool days is around the Martha Mine in the gold mining town of Waihi – I like to go around that anti-clockwise. From the northern end of Waihi Beach is a track that leads to the spectacular secluded beach of Orokawa Bay with the typical pohutukawa trees providing shade at the edge of the sand.
In the future I will be putting together some family day trips from Auckland that will include interesting places to visit.
2 thoughts on “Walks in Auckland – weekend in the Coromandel”
Will be looking forward to it. This is a beautiful country, and there are so many beautiful places to see, and it seems to me you are someone who appreciates this beauty and very tastefully choose the just right places that are worth appreciating 🙂
I hope you enjoyed reading the book. Since it cannot sell individually in NZ, I would appreciate if you would approach your local library and request that they order it so that many people can read it for free. “They Live Longer” is now in the Vancouver Public library and in a few others in Canada and the US.
All the best