For yet another chance to laze on the beach, Whakatane (fah-kah-tah-ne) is indisputably the North Island's sunniest town. The harbor here was a landfall site of Mataatua, one of the first migratory M?ori canoes, and the fertile hinterland was among the first areas of the country to be farmed.
Elsewhere In Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty
The beaches, coves, and seaside villages around Hahei make for a great day of exploring—or lounging. If you're craving a true beach vacation, consider basing...
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Colville and Beyond
To reach land's end in the very north of the Coromandel Peninsula—with rugged coastline, delightful coves, and pastures—take the 30-minute drive from Coromandel up to...
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