Coromandel Peninsula... What a beautiful place

Here are some of the great places you can check out in and around Whitianga and the Coromandel.


RIVERGLEN CAMP is a great camping facility just down the Tapu Road who are keen to get all you party people down to their place over our Summer Band Season (or anytime for that matter)!!! and trust me, it’ll be like waking up in paradise!!! Gemma from RIVERGLEN CAMP has a huge array of options and picture this…
Waking up on a HOT SUMMERS morning with the amazing Music from the night before still jamming in your head… All you want to do is use a loo (yep they have real one’s! not port-a-loos!) and freshen up by going for a scrumptious swim in their beautiful WATERHOLE!!! A.W.E.S.O.M.E – So call your crew and book your spot TODAY!!! There’s also a bus running to and from the Tavern

Phone: 07 866 3130    Email:   Site:



Don’t drink and drive muppets! If you don’t have a sober driver or you can’t convince ya mum to drive out in her jimjams to get cha in the middle of the night (that goes for all 30+ peeps out there too). Then how about getting hold of one of these guys to get a lift.

Go Kiwi Shuttles – Whangamata – Tairua – Whiti + Beaches – will pick up from anywhere actually if there’s enough people… + all stops in between.

Phone: 0800 44 65 49   Email:   Site:


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Rangihau Ranch Horse Riding in Coroglen
The picturesque bush-clad hills and valleys of Coroglen hide a colourful pioneering history. Giant Kauri once stood here, gold prospectors and gum diggers prospered amidst these hills. This is a family owned and operated sheep and beef farm offers guided horse treks into the Coromandel ranges along with some good kiwi hospitality.

Phone: 07 866 3875  Email: Site:



Fun Zone Whitianga Adventure + Family Park
Paintball – Laser Tag – Archery – Argo Rides are only a few of the exciting things you can do at Fun Zone Whitianga – established late in 2006. it is situated on a most beautiful piece of land just 7kms from Whitianga township. The lovely Kaimarama River runs through the property with several water holes along the way. The back drop of native bush is absolutely beautiful, Nikau Palms plentiful and Wood Pigeon’s, Tui’s and Fantails seen and heard daily.

Phone: 07 866 0038  Email: Site:




Learn to SURF Hot Water Beach Surf School – Fun – Easy – Safe
Hot Water Beach is situated on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. It is the ideal place for learning to surf with often gentle swells coming in from the Pacific Ocean. Surfing Adventure packages with accommodation available.

Phone: 0800 HANG 10    Site:



Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Overseas visitors and kiwis alike are discovering the adventure of our unique boat tour operating within the Cathedral Cove marine reserve on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, at Hahei, only 10 minutes drive from Hot Water Beach. The Hahei Explorer is the original Cathedral Cove boat tour to Hahei’s marine reserve, stunning volcanic coastline and magnificent sea caves.

Phone: 07 866 3910  Email: Site:



The Coromandel Peninsula has some of the worlds most beautiful beaches and we’re blessed here in Coroglen to have some of them within 15-20 minutes drive from the Tavern.

Hot Water Beach is famous for it’s surf break and the amazing natural hot water springs that bubble up right underneath the sand. Make sure you bring a spade or hire one from one of the local beach shops/cafes and start digging around LOW TIDE. You’ll be amazed and totally relaxed by this phenomenon a must do if you visit the Peninsula.

Cathedral Cove is located at Hahei, just 10 minutes drive from the famous Hot Water Beach. Only accessible by foot, boat or kayak this magical beach is surrounded by the Hahei marine reserve so is abundant in protected sea life. Snorkel, swim and play in the ocean playground stopping off at the beautiful Gemstone Bay and Mares Leg on the way.