Holidays are about creating memories and laughing together. The Coromandel offers plenty of attractions and places to go for free. There is no charge to visit a waterfall or lounge on a beach; it’s free. The viewpoints are stunning with swaths of native bush, gold sandy beaches and rolling hills to reward walkers for the climb up. There is a quirky BMX Whitianga bike park which is free with places to picnic. What to do for free in the Coromandel is exhaustive; it’s a place where kiwis return and savour timeless pleasures.
- BEACHES tick the box as free, natural spaces with rock pools, swimming and water sports. The Coromandel is an outdoor gift for families looking for things to do with the kids. Remember to check out Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Hahei Beach, Tairua Estuary, Whangamata Beach, and New Chums Beach attractions, things to do guide.
- Whitianga has a number of stunning innovative activities for kids that are free with the WHITIANGA BIKE PARK an amazing place to visit and it’s free.
- WAIAU FALLS on route 309, scenic, a swimming hole and a magical kauri grove of magnificent massive NZ native trees. The Department of Conservation managed reserve is a well known local favourite summer spot.
- MATARANGI WHARF and viewpoints is a great place for couples to find a romantic moment with a beautiful white sandy beach and dunes for a private picnic
- Stroll along the WHITIANGA BOARDWALK among the sand dunes and watch the yachts catch the wind as they cross the harbour entrance
- Go window SHOPPING at the weekend markets and enjoy observing the skill and passion of the local crafty inhabitants. There are budget gems to pick up and the joy of knowing your purchase was locally made with the profits returning to the stallholder.
- Check out CHEAP EATS in 13 great places to eat and cafes in the Coromandel Peninsula and pop into the local supermarket and check out the deli section for an impromptu picnic. There are two well serviced supermarkets in Whitianga, ‘Countdown’ and ‘New World’ both have extensive heat & serve meals and deli offerings to support the visitor traffic to the region.
Check out Coromandel travel guide for heritage trails worth exploring.
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