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Coromandel Highlights

Rachael Voyce - 26/02/08

Coromandel Discovery, tour operators based in Coromandel Town, has launched a new product which is proving a big hit with visitors to New Zealand.

This new tour enables people to base themselves in Coromandel Town to enjoy the charming character and relaxed atmosphere of the area while still being able to access the Coromandel's iconic attractions – Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.

'We've designed a tour that visits not only the well-known attractions that are already on people's "../to do"../ list but also more of the attractions that make Coromandel what it is – slightly quirky and with its own distinct flavour', says Jocelyn Strongman, one of the owners of Coromandel Discovery.

The tour is a loop trip, crossing from one side of the Coromandel Peninsula to the other via the 309 Road – a marvellous adventure on an unsealed road which returns to Coromandel Town on sealed State Highway 25.

The first stop is made at Waiau Waterworks, an interactive fun park where water powers many of the novel attractions.

The Waterworks The Waterworks
The Waterworks
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Nature lovers enjoy the incredible stands of kauris, New Zealand's largest growing native tree, included in the trip along the 309 Road.

Photo Source Tourism Coromandel

Tour times are flexible in order to fit in with tide times at Hot Water Beach. If the tides are wrong, the tour offers alternatives – a boat trip to see Cathedral Cove from the water or a trip to the Lost Springs, the Coromandel's latest attraction comprising a thermal hot water and spa experience.

Whitianga Ferry Cathedral Cove
Whitianga Ferry
Cathedral Cove
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Owners of Coromandel Discovery, Jocelyn and Nigel Strongman, are excited about their new product. The tour is already receiving great feedback, with visitors agreeing that it is great to be able to see all the highlights of the Coromandel Peninsula with a local tour operator who provides a ‘no rush' trip atmosphere.

For more information contact:
Rachael Voyce, Tourism Tactics
Phone: (07) 548 2898
Cellphone: (021) 320 803