Coromandel Activities

Coromandel Town

With its relaxed, laid-back lifestyle, Coromandel attracts talented artists and craftspeople from around the country (paintings, pottery, ceramics, glass, woodcarving, weavings, jewellery) – inspired not only by the tranquil atmosphere, but also by the spectacular natural surrounds.

Coromandel is well known for its seafood delicacies, especially oysters, mussels and scallops, as well as its history based around goldmining, timber and fishing.

What to see & do

Anchor Lodge is the ideal venue from which you can explore the many scenic attractions of the Coromandel Peninsula. We suggest a 2-3 day stay.

  • Visit some of the nearby beaches, go fishing for snapper with Soprano Fishing Charters, or go on a seafood trail to sample local delicacies such as Pacific oysters, green-lipped mussels and scallops.
  • New to the area is the Mussel Kitchen a restaurant dedicated to serving mussels.
  • The Coromandel is a walker’s paradise with a range of local trails to explore including Castle Rock or the Coromandel Coastal Walkway.
  • Take a day trip along the famous 309 Road to visit The Waterworks, to see stands of gigantic 600 year old Kauri trees and to get a feel for what really being off the beaten track is all about.
  • Visit the gold stamper battery to find out about the Coromandel Town’s gold mining history.
  • Take a train ride through the wonderful native bush at Driving Creek Railway.
  • Visit Rapaura Watergardens a wonderful garden set in native New Zealand bush with relaxing café serving delicious food.

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