The Coromandel Peninsula is a stunning outcropping of land just east of Auckland. The region may be geographically near to New Zealand’s biggest city, but the two places are worlds apart. The Coromandel is a sparsely populated and remarkably beautiful area that features some of the best beaches in the South Pacific as well as some of the most scenic hiking trails in New Zealand.
Don’t miss this delightful escape on New Zealand’s North Island, and make the most of your time here by getting outside and visiting:
New Chums Beach
This secluded and pristine beach is often considered one of the finest in the world. Just getting to the beach requires a 30-40 minute walk to access it. Once you get there though, you’ll be treated to a perfect view of soft, white sand nestled between a deep blue see and a thick native forest.