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A journey to Sleeping God Canyon and a night at The Church

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 11:21 am | Destination Coromandel

The Coromandel good for your soul competition has come to an end with two tourism businesses tied in first place after two months of voting. The Church Accommodation in Hahei and Canyonz in Thames were each locked on 597 votes to share first position ... More >>

Sunair to commence direct flights from Auckland to Whitianga

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:38 pm | Destination Coromandel

The announcement of a twice daily air service out of Ardmore Airport direct to Whitianga and daily flights connecting Whitianga with Great Barrier Island and Tauranga is welcome news to The Coromandel tourism industry. More >>

Gold Discovery Centre is Open

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:17 am | Destination Coromandel

The Gold Discovery Centre in Waihi officially opened last Friday night in a stately fashion. Associate Minister of Tourism Todd McClay, Coromandel MP Scott Simpson and Hauraki District Council Mayor John Tregida were just some of the dignitaries on ... More >>

Would you advertise in print in this day and age?

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:18 pm | Destination Coromandel

The latest Official Visitor Guide for The Coromandel is hot off the press and will be hitting the shelves this week. With a print run of 100,000 guides, largely distributed throughout the neighbouring regions of Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, print ... More >>

2015 Leadfoot Festival Tickets Go on Sale

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:01 am | Destination Coromandel

Tickets for the 2015 Leadfoot Festival to be held 6- 8 February 2015 will go on sale for the general public on Monday 1st September. More >>

Route for the Gold Rush Rally finalised

Friday, 11 July 2014, 11:24 am | Destination Coromandel

The Rally takes place on Saturday 23 August, and is a new addition to the national rally calendar. More >>

Mercury Bay Holiday Park Wins Big

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:36 pm | Destination Coromandel

Congratulations to Helena and Craig Stratford who won this year’s AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award, at the Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) Conference in Blenheim. More >>

Major events funding grant open now

Monday, 16 June 2014, 4:57 pm | Destination Coromandel

If you're looking to establish a Major Event on the Coromandel you could be eligible for money from our Major Events Sponsorship funding. More >>

Calling all creative minds

Friday, 13 June 2014, 10:34 am | Destination Coromandel

Destination Coromandel have launched yet another competition that could be best suited to locals. They’re after impressions of the best brand or logo to promote The Coromandel to the world. Entrants go in the draw for a $400 prezzie card with votes from the ... More >>

Illume Festival of Lights - Cheap Ferry Deals From Auckland

Monday, 9 June 2014, 2:02 pm | Destination Coromandel

Illume is a free, family-friendly event in the first week of the school holidays, where Coromandel Town will be lit up in a winter festival of lights. More >>

New Zealand’s most loved beaches announced

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:21 am | Destination Coromandel

Ohope was selected as New Zealand’s most loved beach after claiming nearly 100,000 of the more than 600,000 votes across a list of about 200 popular beaches, which included some favourites submitted by participants as part of a social media campaign ... More >>

New Zealand's top destinations revealed

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 5:36 pm | Destination Coromandel

North Island gem The Coromandel has been announced as New Zealand’s number two destination to experience following a trans-Tasman consumer poll conducted by leading travel experience provider Experience Oz and NZ . More >>

Tourism operators advise caution in The Coromandel

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 9:36 am | Destination Coromandel

A commercial adventuring company is encouraging recreational climbers to contact them before planning any canyoning trips in the Kauaeranga Valley, Thames, following an accident at the weekend where a man fell 6m while abseiling. More >>

Whitianga Scallop Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Monday, 3 March 2014, 11:06 am | Destination Coromandel

The 2014 Whitianga Scallop Festival prepares to celebrate 10 years of shucking good times. “This years event, due to take place on the 6th September is going to be big with organisers going all out to make the 10th anniversary one to remember”, ... More >>

Warning against fake TripAdvisor reviews

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 11:04 am | Destination Coromandel

New Zealand tourism operators are being warned against a service offering to provide fake reviews to improve their TripAdvisor profiles. A number of tourism businesses around the country have received an email this week offering as many as 20 false ... More >>

Seaside Arts Festival - Making Sound Waves

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 1:12 pm | Destination Coromandel

Tomorrow, Thames will come alive with music during its annual arts festival which runs until Sunday December 8th. Big, bold and brassy – the Thames Citizen’s band opens the festival at historic St Georges. More >>

Mr Vintage 'Sweet Shirt' design competition

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 7:43 pm | Destination Coromandel

Destination Coromandel have teamed up with Mr Vintage in a search to find a 'sweet shirt' design that reflects why The Coromandel is good for your soul. Imagine a design or photo of your backyard being showcased around the world in the limited edition ... More >>

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga has new owners

Friday, 1 November 2013, 4:05 pm | Destination Coromandel

Robyn and Shane Harnett would like to welcome Mark Jones and Hayley Berry to Whitianga as the new owners of the Glass Bottom Boats. After 10 years of delivering a great product to visitors and locals alike, Shane and Robyn have handed over their operation ... More >>

Destination Coromandel targets the Australian Market

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 12:43 pm | Destination Coromandel

On 8th-18th September 2013, Destination Coromandel along with Grand Mercure Puka Park, Coromandel Adventures and Waihi Beach Lodge travelled to Australia for sales calls and reservation training with selected Australian wholesalers and inbound travel ... More >>

Opening celebrations for next spoke of scenic trail

Monday, 16 September 2013, 2:35 pm | Destination Coromandel

Saturday 28 September marks a significant milestone for the Waikino and Waihi communities as the next scenic section of the Hauraki Rail Trail from Waikino to Waihi is officially opened to the public. More >>



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