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ITINERARY

COROMANDEL TOWN - WHITIANGA
Via KuaoTUNU

50KM - 1 HR

 

DEPART COROMANDEL TOWN FOR KUAOTUNU

Today we'd recommend you take the slightly longer costal route to Whitianga via the gorgeous costal village of Kuaotunu stopping along the way at Matarangi Beach.
Kuaotunu has long been famous for the enormous ice creams sold at the local store, the coffee at the Art Gallery cafe, and of course the seafood that jumps onto fishing lines out in the bay.

Ready for something to eat? Luke's Kitchen is great, located at Kuaotunu Beach. This is a rustic pizza joint, established by Luke behind the local dairy with a million dollar view over the bay. Whitianga, the largest town in the Coromandel is an easy 15 min drive over the hill from Kuaotunu. Head east over the Coromandel Ranges, where you'll find the white sand surf beaches of the eastern seaboard providing plenty of excuses to stop.

You can always pop into the Mercury Bay Holiday park to check in, freshen up for dinner and head back over the hill to Luke's to catch the incredible sunsets, and if you are after more stargazing head up to the observatory to get a closer look at the night sky.

 


HOLIDAY PARK

Mercury Bay Holiday Park


DAY CHARGING

COROMANDEL TOWN: Fast charge top before departing
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
44 Woollams Ave, Coromandel Town


OVERNIGHT CHARGING

HOLIDAY PARK: Medium charge at site overnight & between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100% overnight.


 
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

LOCAL STORE   16 Black jack Road, Kuaotunu   Famous for the enormous ice creams!

LOCAL STORE
16 Black jack Road, Kuaotunu

Famous for the enormous ice creams!

LUKE’S KITCHEN   20 Black Jack Rd, Kuaotunu   Rustic pizza joint with million dollar views over the bay.

LUKE’S KITCHEN
20 Black Jack Rd, Kuaotunu

Rustic pizza joint with million dollar views over the bay.

STARGAZERS OBSERVATORY   392 Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu   A chance to view our spectacular southern hemisphere sky under dark sky conditions.

STARGAZERS OBSERVATORY
392 Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu

A chance to view our spectacular southern hemisphere sky under dark sky conditions.

 
MERCURY BAY   Mercury Bay   Large V-shaped bay on the eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

MERCURY BAY
Mercury Bay

Large V-shaped bay on the eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Mercury Bay Estate   761 Purangi Rd, Cooks Beach, Whitianga   A boutique Winery & Restaurant located at Cooks Beach over looking the beautiful Mercury Bay.

Mercury Bay Estate
761 Purangi Rd, Cooks Beach, Whitianga

A boutique Winery & Restaurant located at Cooks Beach over looking the beautiful Mercury Bay.