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Hauraki Coromandel Tourism Economy At A Critical Point

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 2:11 pm | Destination Coromandel

The Coromandel tourism industry is counting on a busy summer after enduring 3 months of significantly reduced visitor numbers and spend. During this time the Hauraki Coromandel economy had the one of the largest decreases in visitor spend across the ... More >>

Hauraki Coromandel Tourism Businesses Celebrated

Friday, 29 October 2021, 10:54 am | Destination Coromandel

  The annual regional business excellence award winners were announced last night at a gala dinner at Grand Mercure Puka Park in Pauanui. The 2021 Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards event was also live-streamed to include all those supporters ... More >>

The Whitianga Scallop Festival Evolves Sustainably

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 4:18 pm | Destination Coromandel

There is currently a rāhui (no harvest) in place for the collection of scallops in theOpito Bay area, and elsewhere in New Zealand. The sustainability of scallopslocally and nationally is a priority for Whitianga Scallop Festival Inc. In observingthe ... More >>

Destination Coromandel Launches Signature Events Marketing Fund

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 8:13 am | Destination Coromandel

As one of the projects funded by the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP), Destination Coromandel today announced it is receiving applications from local event organisers for event marketing support through its $80k Signature ... More >>

Zipline tours open at Driving Creek Railway

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 2:05 pm | Destination Coromandel

The first zipline canopy tour through native Coromandel bush will take off this Labour Weekend at Driving Creek Railway. More >>

Welcome Back to The Coromandel, Time and Again

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 4:17 pm | Destination Coromandel

The Coromandel tourism industry is welcoming people to return for a relaxing holiday, to make the most of summer plans. It has been business as usual for most of the region with communities surrounding the Firth of Thames quick to bounce back from the storm ... More >>

K2 Cyclists Ready to Tackle The Coromandel

Friday, 27 October 2017, 4:00 pm | Destination Coromandel

Cyclists are gearing up for the toughest one-day challenge in the country at the Flight Centre K2 starting from Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula this Saturday 28 October. More >>

What's on in The Coromandel?

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:11 am | Destination Coromandel

The school holidays are here but don't panic, you're nearly halfway through and there are plenty of activities in the Coromandel to keep the young, and young at heart, occupied. More >>

The Coromandel is Open for Business

Friday, 14 April 2017, 3:28 pm | Destination Coromandel

Holiday makers can return to Hauraki and Thames Coromandel districts after cyclone Cook passed the east of the Coromandel Peninsula without making landfall. More >>

Crowd Goes Wild for The Coromandel - take two

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 5:23 pm | Destination Coromandel

The Coromandel is about to hit prime time television once again showcasing the breathtaking Coromandel Ranges. Local pro surfer Ella Williams hosted celebrity sports presenter Hayley Holt from Crowd Goes Wild TV. The talented duo take on Sleeping God Canyon ... More >>

Lights, camera, action!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 11:15 am | Destination Coromandel

Destination Coromandel are on the search for video and photo footage to help promote The Coromandel . The region's marketing agency has partnered with outdoor retailer Torpedo 7 who are offering monthly prizes for the best videos. Meanwhile the best ... More >>

Crowd Goes Wild for The Coromandel

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 10:05 am | Destination Coromandel

The Coromandel is about to hit prime time television showcasing idyllic coastal scenery and the breathtaking Coromandel Ranges. Local pro surfer Ella Williams hosted celebrity sports presenter Hayley Holt from Crowd Goes Wild TV. The talented duo surfed the ... More >>

Tourism Numbers Grow

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:23 am | Destination Coromandel

The good news in Destination Coromandel’s Annual Report which was presented to the Hauraki District Council and the Thames Coromandel District Council has been surpassed by the latest visitor spend data released by MBIE. More >>

New Location for Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:48 am | Destination Coromandel

On the 1st July 2015 Destination Coromandel took over the management of the Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre, as it did with the i-SITE in Whitianga last year. On the 1st August, the Thames i-SITE will move to its new location at the Thames Civic Centre ... More >>

The Coromandel Beyond 2025

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 10:03 am | Destination Coromandel

The Coromandel was recently voted New Zealand’s number one holiday destination. Retaining this status while growing visitor spend to $500 million by 2025 was the catalyst for developing the region’s new tourism strategy, Beyond 2025. More >>

Coromandel artists unite to open their studios

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 10:38 am | Destination Coromandel

The 9th Coromandel Artstour open studio event starts this weekend. For the next two weekends - April 11/12 and 18/19 - 32 artists from Coromandel and the Western Peninsula will open their studios and welcome you in. The Coromandel Artstour is ... More >>

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 >>