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Coromandel romance places, things to do for couples

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Wharekaho Simpson Beach, Coromandel

How to find romantic getaways on the Coromandel Peninsula

Where memories are created. The Coromandel offers outdoors and quiet scenic spots for couples to escape. Pampering is second nature with resorts nestled in idyllic settings and foodie treats for a region known for its visitor friendly welcome.

Evening sunset from the fishing wharf, Matarangi, Coromandel, New Zealand
Evening sunset from the fishing wharf, Matarangi


A beach is a classic for sunset vistas where the world is painted orange, red and gold. Cathedral Cove is a very popular spot yet looking closer to Whitanga check out Wharehoka (Simpsons Beach)

  • Matarangi fishing wharf with its rustic appearance
  • Matarangi ocean beach

Matarangi’s key attraction is the stunning  white 4.5 km sandy beach. For couples who golf there is  a world class 18-hole golf course with a licensed club house, restaurant and pro-shop.


Enjoy street entertainment, and local delicacies at the A Taste of Matarangi festival held in April on the Village Green where a golf course becomes a venue for the weekend. For more information check out What’s so great about Matarangi.


  • The Dunes Restaurant and Bar (Matarangi) have stunning views over the manuriced golf course and the nearby Coromandel Ranges
  • Whitianga waterfront restaurants and cafes, enjoy a boardwalk stroll and check out the blackboard menus
  • Koutunu has the well known LUKE’S KITCHEN with its earthy wood fired pizzas, a great pick up after a day exploring the peninsula
Tairua estuary low tide, Coromandel, New Zealand
Tairua estuary low tide

Where to take a selfie together – Coromandel Peninsula

  • Tairua lookout over the estuary and ocean beach with dinner afterwards
  • Together in your DIVE ZONE wetsuits ready to go
  • The coastline from your kayak hired at Hahei (afterwards fish n chips on the beach from the well known beach diner)

Check out What’s so great about Hahei for more ideas what to do and where to eat.


Whangapoua and adjacent New Chums Beach (Wainuiototo Bay) have some serious and well deserved beach pulling power for domestic and international visitors alike. New Chums Beach has been voted in the top 10 beaches to visit in the world, and Whangapoua Beach, with its ready access is a strong contender in the beautiful beach stakes … check out…

What’s so great about Whangapoua for details:

  • Waiau Falls (located 309 road) and take a dip afterwards, a short drive on 309 gravel road rewards visitors with a nature escape for two
Whangapoua, Coromandel, New Zealand, December 15 2015. New Chums Beach and Whangapoua including the bush walk to the secluded beach
New Chums Beach
View from The Pinnacles Track Hike with blue sky above and person tourist in blue tshirt in the foreground at Coromandel
The Pinnacles Track Hike

Adventure together, stay together

  • The Pinnacles (a few deep breaths together and offer a helping hand with the chain link support fence)
  • Dive Zone, get into the water and discover a marine reef
  • Coromandel Coastal Walkway

Indilge / Pampering – Coromandel Peninsula romantic things to do

  • Wellness is synonymous with the Coromandel. Undeniably romantic is session of pampering and being nurtured. The Coromandel is home to quiet retreats with a focus on wellness and therapy for the soul. The landscape is a balm with its spaces to contemplate and relax into the natural cycles of life … learn more Finding wellness, retreats, workshops & spas – Coromandel Peninsula – Best Bits
  • There is nothing more romantic than a boat under sail. The perfect way to explore Whitianga kicking back on a spacious catamaran. Jump on a 3hr Sailing Adventure exploring Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach and more. It’s pure sailing fun without the hard work.


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