1. Two hours either side of low tide head over to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sand. Dig your own spa pool in the sand and relax in the natural springs.
Often rated as one of the world’s most renowned beaches – this is one experience that should be on your bucket list. A truly unique Kiwi experience that every visitor and New Zealander should experience at least once in their lifetime!
The beach also boasts some great surf, cruisy cafés and art galleries and is only a 5 minute drive to another Coromandel ‘must do’ – Cathedral Cove.
2. Hidden away from the masses and the intrepid traveller will find ‘New Chum Beach’, voted as one of the world’s top 10 beaches.
New Chum beach embodies ‘The Coromandel good for your soul’ This protected beach has no buildings, no roads, no infrastructure or camping – it is a jewel in New Zealand’s coastal crown.
There is a staunch following with local’s and visitors alike keen to see the beach remain as it is forever. Find out more at www.preservenewchum.org.nz
Shuttle transfers available to New Chum Beach from Coromandel Town with Coromandel Adventures