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Four of the finest Coromandel excursions

The next instance you are in the area, make sure to research these areas …

1. Paeroa

When you have shot your photograph by the huge L & P bottle, head to the opposite end of town for a fantastic feed at the L&P Cafe. It’s its own smaller bottle, lots of parking for your bikes (Paeroa is a heart of the Hauraki Rail Trail) and the finest home baking.

2. Orakawa Bay

Parts of the trail could not be accessible at high tide.

3. Thames

For more gold mining history, head back to the west for great historical walks in a string of Goldfield Era paths around historic buildings, reservations, natural beauty spots and graveyards.

4. Waihi Beach

Worth the trip over for the excellent Waihi Beach Hotel, last summer’s improvement to the Hip Group’s impeccable stable of eateries. Or join up with the summer resort area in the seashore with 9km of surf and sailing white sand. There are boogie boarding, summer surf schools or kayaking.

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