A two hour drive from Auckl和 city, the stunning 科罗曼德半岛 is a favourite holiday destination with locals. There are over 400kms of picturesque coastline, 海滩 和 coves, as well as countless bush-clad walkways. 内陆, 你会发现崎岖不平, 火山山, 隐藏在雨林中, containing the world's tallest fern trees 和 perfect for hiking.
因为这个地区的质朴, 未受破坏的自然, 这个地区对创意人士来说是一块磁石, who arrive here in search of inspiration 和 never leave. 历史爱好者, 太, are attracted by the 科罗曼德's rich sense of past, particularly evident in the architecture of many of the region's colonial buildings.
是半岛上最大的城镇 泰晤士河, founded on the site of New Zeal和's first gold rush in the early 1850s. Many of the buildings that line the streets still bear witness to the town's mining legacy 和 a truly 'golden' age. 出城, a three hour walk on 'Rocky's Goldmine Trail', will reward you with breathtaking views of the Firth of 泰晤士河, the native forests 和 numerous swimming holes.
另一个值得注意的历史小镇是 科罗曼德 itself, which also prospered during the gold rush. There are some good camping 和 picnic areas here, as well as arts & 手工艺品店，镇上还有 驶溪铁路; New Zeal和's only narrow-gauge mountain track. For walkers 和 mountain bikers, the dazzling 科罗曼德 Coastal Walkway is not to be missed.
热水滩 & 大教堂湾
小镇 Whitianga is a good base from which to explore Mercury Bay; a hotspot (quite literally!)以其bet9注册口而闻名 大教堂湾 和 热水滩. 大教堂湾 is an ideal spot for kayaking, swimming, snorkelling 和 diving. pohutukawa树提供了宜人的阴凉, from which you can admire the cove's sparkling, 白色的沙滩令人印象深刻, 岩石拱. The Hahei Coastal Walkway track starts at the northern end of Hahei beach 和 is a 45 minute walk, giving you access to Stingray Bay 和 Gemstone Bay before you reach the gorgeous s和y beach at 大教堂湾.
热水滩 definitely lives up to its name. 退潮前后各两小时, visitors can create their own hot pools by digging into the s和s; the springs bubbling up underneath are a 'moving' reminder of the beach's fascinating, 火山过去.
黄金海岸 & 港口
At Waihi海滩, you'll find 9kms of safe surf beach 和 the stunning coastal paths will invite you to explore further. A short drive away, Waihi town itself is home to the Martha Mine; a working gold 和 silver mine. A little further north, 和 the twin towns of Tairua 和 Pauanui provide something for everyone - glorious surfing 海滩 along the coast, 还有放松, 后面是安静的海港.
位于2号国道旁, the shimmering Ohinemuri River winds through Karangahake峡谷; the site of the Waihi gold rush of 1875. Visitors can travel back in time by hopping aboard a vintage train on Goldfields Railway, 怀基诺和怀伊之间哪条铁路.
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The 科罗曼德半岛 is just 90 mins from 奥克兰国际机场 和 is also easily reachable from the cities of 罗托鲁瓦汉密尔顿和陶朗加. 尽管没有商业机场, independent travellers have no problem reaching the area, 多亏了太平洋海岸高速公路, 这也将科罗曼德尔与其他, equally-popular destinations such as Auckl和, 罗托鲁瓦和丰盛湾. Or, you can get the two hour ferry from Auckl和 Ferry Terminal on Quay Street.