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Rose’s Matarangi Favourites

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Matarangi peninsula stretches 4.5km and offers a picture perfect white sandy beach which provides safe swimming all year round. The harbour also offers swimming, jet boating, fishing and bird watching, with an upgraded boat ramp, boat parking and picnic area. There are only a handful of north-facing beaches in New Zealand, Matarangi with its straight coastline is one of them. The setup is unique because it receives all day sun throughout the seasons and this sandy beach without rocks is also safe for swimming and surfing. Brilliant beach for walking & dogs are allowed off leash in the morning & evenings. Occupying the scenic end of the sand spit is "The Dunes", a Bob Charles-designed championship eighteen-hole golf course. The spectacular par 73, 18 hole golf course hugs the beach with sensational views toward the Mercury Islands, & Omara’s at The Dunes Clubhouse has a great indoor outdoor bar & restaurant with an outdoor pizza oven catering for golfers and non-golfers alike. The small shopping center with a 4 Square supermarket, wine shop, cafe & hardware/gift shop serves visitors well. With 5 Double tennis courts dotted around the peninsula a great game of tennis is within walking distance. Matarangi is close to many other Coromandel gems with New Chums Beach and Cathedral Cove & Hotwater Beach in easy driving distance.
Matarangi
Matarangi peninsula stretches 4.5km and offers a picture perfect white sandy beach which provides safe swimming all year round. The harbour also offers swimming, jet boating, fishing and bird watching, with an upgraded boat ramp, boat parking and picnic area. There are only a handful of north-facing beaches in New Zealand, Matarangi with its straight coastline is one of them. The setup is unique because it receives all day sun throughout the seasons and this sandy beach without rocks is also safe for swimming and surfing. Brilliant beach for walking & dogs are allowed off leash in the morning & evenings. Occupying the scenic end of the sand spit is "The Dunes", a Bob Charles-designed championship eighteen-hole golf course. The spectacular par 73, 18 hole golf course hugs the beach with sensational views toward the Mercury Islands, & Omara’s at The Dunes Clubhouse has a great indoor outdoor bar & restaurant with an outdoor pizza oven catering for golfers and non-golfers alike. The small shopping center with a 4 Square supermarket, wine shop, cafe & hardware/gift shop serves visitors well. With 5 Double tennis courts dotted around the peninsula a great game of tennis is within walking distance. Matarangi is close to many other Coromandel gems with New Chums Beach and Cathedral Cove & Hotwater Beach in easy driving distance.
Renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to escape. Matarangi is the perfect base to explore & discover why this destination is good for your soul… Must Dos: Karangahake Gorge Hot Water Beach Cathedral Cove New Chums Beach The Coromandel Walkway The Pinnacles Whenuakura (Donut Island)
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Coromandel
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Renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to escape. Matarangi is the perfect base to explore & discover why this destination is good for your soul… Must Dos: Karangahake Gorge Hot Water Beach Cathedral Cove New Chums Beach The Coromandel Walkway The Pinnacles Whenuakura (Donut Island)
Stepping off point for so many adventures in Mercury Bay and surrounds, Whitianga and Mercury Bay offer an endless choice of pastime activities. Take a launch or fishing trip, sea kayak, be fascinated by the amazing seascapes of our marine reserves or reflect in one of Whitianga’s museums on the heritage of a region first discovered by the two great navigators, Kupe and Cook. Soak up the underground thermal minerals at The Lost Spring or opt for the natural experience at Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own spa. Have a chat to the ladies at the i-site visitor information for more inspiration & bookings. Whitianga has 2 supermarkets (Countdown & New World) The Warehouse & Placemakers. There are also some gorgeous local shops with some beautiful local artisans wares. Be sure to check out the local market every Saturday in the park.
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Whitianga
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Stepping off point for so many adventures in Mercury Bay and surrounds, Whitianga and Mercury Bay offer an endless choice of pastime activities. Take a launch or fishing trip, sea kayak, be fascinated by the amazing seascapes of our marine reserves or reflect in one of Whitianga’s museums on the heritage of a region first discovered by the two great navigators, Kupe and Cook. Soak up the underground thermal minerals at The Lost Spring or opt for the natural experience at Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own spa. Have a chat to the ladies at the i-site visitor information for more inspiration & bookings. Whitianga has 2 supermarkets (Countdown & New World) The Warehouse & Placemakers. There are also some gorgeous local shops with some beautiful local artisans wares. Be sure to check out the local market every Saturday in the park.
Sightseeing
Pack a picnic & head to New Chums Beach named one of the top 20 deserted beaches in the world! The pristine northeast-facing beach is accessible only by boat or via a 30-minute walk on a track along the coast from the estuary at the northern end of Whangapoua Beach. A short drive from Matarangi, head to the northern end of Whangapoua Beach & set off across the estuary, over some rocks & into some native bush - you will emerge from a nikau palm glade onto one of New Zealand’s most spectacular beaches. The hills behind the 1 km long white-sand beach are undeveloped and covered in native bush, adding to its unspoiled appeal. In 2006, New Chums Beach was named one of the top 20 deserted beaches in the world by Britain's The Observer and highly rated by Lonely Planet and National Geographic.
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New Chums Beach
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Pack a picnic & head to New Chums Beach named one of the top 20 deserted beaches in the world! The pristine northeast-facing beach is accessible only by boat or via a 30-minute walk on a track along the coast from the estuary at the northern end of Whangapoua Beach. A short drive from Matarangi, head to the northern end of Whangapoua Beach & set off across the estuary, over some rocks & into some native bush - you will emerge from a nikau palm glade onto one of New Zealand’s most spectacular beaches. The hills behind the 1 km long white-sand beach are undeveloped and covered in native bush, adding to its unspoiled appeal. In 2006, New Chums Beach was named one of the top 20 deserted beaches in the world by Britain's The Observer and highly rated by Lonely Planet and National Geographic.
Stunning views of the Coromandel coast guide you to the dramatic cliffs and iconic rock archway of Cathedral Cove. This is one of best short walks in New Zealand. It’s a 2.5 km, 1 ½ hour return easy walk. You can also reach Cathedral Cove by boat or kayak from Whitianga or water taxi from Hahei. Note: The car park is closed annually from 1 October – 30 April. A park and ride shuttle bus service operates from the visitor car park at the entrance to Hahei village. ** Combine your visit to Cathedral Cove with a visit to nearby Hot Water Beach.
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Cathedral Cove
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Stunning views of the Coromandel coast guide you to the dramatic cliffs and iconic rock archway of Cathedral Cove. This is one of best short walks in New Zealand. It’s a 2.5 km, 1 ½ hour return easy walk. You can also reach Cathedral Cove by boat or kayak from Whitianga or water taxi from Hahei. Note: The car park is closed annually from 1 October – 30 April. A park and ride shuttle bus service operates from the visitor car park at the entrance to Hahei village. ** Combine your visit to Cathedral Cove with a visit to nearby Hot Water Beach.
Hot Water Beach is a NZ must do! Best visited two hours either side of low-tide, head towards an area near the rocks with a bucket & spade and start digging! A natural hot spring running under the beach at low tide will reward you with your own heated pool. Take care as the hot water is hot! At 64° Celsius you’ll need to cool it down with some sea water. Spades can be hired at the local shop. SAFETY: Hot Water Beach has very strong currents, dangerous rips and holes which can make it unsafe. Please swim between the flags and make sure children, friends and family are supervised at all times.
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Hot Water Beach
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Hot Water Beach is a NZ must do! Best visited two hours either side of low-tide, head towards an area near the rocks with a bucket & spade and start digging! A natural hot spring running under the beach at low tide will reward you with your own heated pool. Take care as the hot water is hot! At 64° Celsius you’ll need to cool it down with some sea water. Spades can be hired at the local shop. SAFETY: Hot Water Beach has very strong currents, dangerous rips and holes which can make it unsafe. Please swim between the flags and make sure children, friends and family are supervised at all times.
Discover a tranquil oasis nestled in the heart of the scenic Coromandel Peninsula, and bask in the revitalising serenity of one of New Zealand’s most unique destinations. Luxuriate in the therapeutic waters of our Geo-Thermal mineral pools, surrounded by lush native bush and the peaceful sounds of running water and birdsong. Experience the pure decadence of having delicious cocktails and dining delivered directly to you poolside while you soak, or pamper yourself with a massage or one of the many other tempting treatments offered at our indulgent day spa. The Lost Spring is the perfect getaway for a day of relaxation and indulgence and offers the perfect opportunity to retreat from the world and enjoy a truly transformative experience. Only for over 14 years - treat yourself to a kid free afternoon!
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The Lost Spring
121A Cook Dr
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Discover a tranquil oasis nestled in the heart of the scenic Coromandel Peninsula, and bask in the revitalising serenity of one of New Zealand’s most unique destinations. Luxuriate in the therapeutic waters of our Geo-Thermal mineral pools, surrounded by lush native bush and the peaceful sounds of running water and birdsong. Experience the pure decadence of having delicious cocktails and dining delivered directly to you poolside while you soak, or pamper yourself with a massage or one of the many other tempting treatments offered at our indulgent day spa. The Lost Spring is the perfect getaway for a day of relaxation and indulgence and offers the perfect opportunity to retreat from the world and enjoy a truly transformative experience. Only for over 14 years - treat yourself to a kid free afternoon!
Check out the beautifully clear southern night sky at Stargazing tours a 10 minute drive from Matarangi. Spend 1 1/2 hours and get an excellent introduction to our beautiful southern night sky from this unique dark sky site. Learn to identify several constellations and bright stars via the bright green laser pointer from the outside deck, then move into the rotating dome with the research grade 14" Celestron CGE Pro telescope to view, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and the moon in detail. Children can operate the rotating dome and learn how stars are born and die. Hold meteorites older than the earth, examine dinosaur fossils and mineral specimens. Hear Morepork owls and maybe Kiwis calling. Special daytime tours are available to view sunspots.
Stargazers Astronomy Tours & B&B
392 Wharekaho Rd
Check out the beautifully clear southern night sky at Stargazing tours a 10 minute drive from Matarangi. Spend 1 1/2 hours and get an excellent introduction to our beautiful southern night sky from this unique dark sky site. Learn to identify several constellations and bright stars via the bright green laser pointer from the outside deck, then move into the rotating dome with the research grade 14" Celestron CGE Pro telescope to view, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and the moon in detail. Children can operate the rotating dome and learn how stars are born and die. Hold meteorites older than the earth, examine dinosaur fossils and mineral specimens. Hear Morepork owls and maybe Kiwis calling. Special daytime tours are available to view sunspots.
One of our favourite spots, especially for a swim on a hot day! Head to the 309 Road (either from Coromandel Town or just out of Whitianga) Right beside the road is a beautiful bush glade & after a 2 minute walk you will find the Waiau Falls crashing over a rock face into a pool below. There is access by tracks both upstream and downstream of the falls. This is a great spot for a swim. Directions: Travel 3 kms south from Coromandel Town and turn left into the 309 Road. Travel a further 7.3 kms along the 309 Road and right beside the road is the Waiau Falls. Other things to check out on the 309 Road: • Check out the Kauri Grove a few minutes further along the road • If you’ve got kids make a day of it at Waterworks a unique & quirky theme park set on 5 acres of native bush. • Head towards Whitianga & you’ll come across a Coromandel character that lives in the bush with around 80 pigs & piglets roaming freely.
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Waiau Falls
206 The 309 Road
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One of our favourite spots, especially for a swim on a hot day! Head to the 309 Road (either from Coromandel Town or just out of Whitianga) Right beside the road is a beautiful bush glade & after a 2 minute walk you will find the Waiau Falls crashing over a rock face into a pool below. There is access by tracks both upstream and downstream of the falls. This is a great spot for a swim. Directions: Travel 3 kms south from Coromandel Town and turn left into the 309 Road. Travel a further 7.3 kms along the 309 Road and right beside the road is the Waiau Falls. Other things to check out on the 309 Road: • Check out the Kauri Grove a few minutes further along the road • If you’ve got kids make a day of it at Waterworks a unique & quirky theme park set on 5 acres of native bush. • Head towards Whitianga & you’ll come across a Coromandel character that lives in the bush with around 80 pigs & piglets roaming freely.
This famous 3-4 hour walk links the East and West coast roads together along a spectacular bridle path used for centuries by Maori and Pakeha settlers. This is a must for keen walkers. 25 minutes from Matarangi, start your day at Coromandel Town & head on a wonderful scenic drive up the peninsula to Stony Bay where you will begin your walk with Coromandel Adventures. They will drive around to Fletcher Bay to pick you up at the end of the trail saving you a 3 hour return walk! After taking some time to relax and enjoy the scenery, head back to Coromandel Town in the beautiful evening light, timing the return so you can enjoy the best of the sunsets as you head back down the spectacular western coastline. Farewell the tour in Coromandel Town & finish your day of adventure with a well deserved beer & a meal of freshly caught seafood at Peppertree Restaurant & Bar or grab the best fish n chips your likely to ever eat at Coromandel Takeaways on Wharf Road Coromandel.
Coromandel Coastal Walkway
This famous 3-4 hour walk links the East and West coast roads together along a spectacular bridle path used for centuries by Maori and Pakeha settlers. This is a must for keen walkers. 25 minutes from Matarangi, start your day at Coromandel Town & head on a wonderful scenic drive up the peninsula to Stony Bay where you will begin your walk with Coromandel Adventures. They will drive around to Fletcher Bay to pick you up at the end of the trail saving you a 3 hour return walk! After taking some time to relax and enjoy the scenery, head back to Coromandel Town in the beautiful evening light, timing the return so you can enjoy the best of the sunsets as you head back down the spectacular western coastline. Farewell the tour in Coromandel Town & finish your day of adventure with a well deserved beer & a meal of freshly caught seafood at Peppertree Restaurant & Bar or grab the best fish n chips your likely to ever eat at Coromandel Takeaways on Wharf Road Coromandel.
Providing spectacular views over Matarangi, Kūaotunu and into the ranges behind on this walk through regenerating forest. The forest has been enhanced with a native tree planting program since 2010. Head to Goldfields Drive at the start of Matarangi and walk up the Old Bluff Road now only open to walkers & bikers. The 4.7km return walk is mostly an easy gradient & if it’s hot, jump in at Rings Beach for a cool down swim before returning to Matarangi.
Bluff Road
Providing spectacular views over Matarangi, Kūaotunu and into the ranges behind on this walk through regenerating forest. The forest has been enhanced with a native tree planting program since 2010. Head to Goldfields Drive at the start of Matarangi and walk up the Old Bluff Road now only open to walkers & bikers. The 4.7km return walk is mostly an easy gradient & if it’s hot, jump in at Rings Beach for a cool down swim before returning to Matarangi.
Food scene
Local to its core, Luke’s Kitchen has a relaxed surf vibe along with great food, live music, astonishingly good service & is extremely popular with locals and visitors. A 5 minute drive from Matarangi, Luke’s Kitchen is situated in the laid back village of Kuaotunu; Luke’s is a rustic seaside restaurant with an adjacent café & art gallery creating a hub for locals, tourists and families. Luke’s is a space that has a traditional woodfired pizza oven at its heart, combining good honest food & a terrific array of local craft beers. If pizza doesn’t take your fancy, they have plenty of seafood choices, salads & revolving specials. The café uses local organic coffee, daily homemade cabinet food & baked goods for sale. Luke’s Kitchen regularly host live music for all to enjoy & offer a view that sums up the beauty of the Coromandel. Sit back, relax and relish a true kiwi experience.
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Lukes Kitchen
20 Black Jack Rd
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Local to its core, Luke’s Kitchen has a relaxed surf vibe along with great food, live music, astonishingly good service & is extremely popular with locals and visitors. A 5 minute drive from Matarangi, Luke’s Kitchen is situated in the laid back village of Kuaotunu; Luke’s is a rustic seaside restaurant with an adjacent café & art gallery creating a hub for locals, tourists and families. Luke’s is a space that has a traditional woodfired pizza oven at its heart, combining good honest food & a terrific array of local craft beers. If pizza doesn’t take your fancy, they have plenty of seafood choices, salads & revolving specials. The café uses local organic coffee, daily homemade cabinet food & baked goods for sale. Luke’s Kitchen regularly host live music for all to enjoy & offer a view that sums up the beauty of the Coromandel. Sit back, relax and relish a true kiwi experience.
Get your coffee fix at Pipers Cafe at the shopping center in Matarangi. They have great meals and delicious homemade cabinet food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they also do Takeaway meals, burgers and fish n chips for that ‘no cooking night’ and they also have a catering service.
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Pipers Cafe
197 Matarangi Dr
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Get your coffee fix at Pipers Cafe at the shopping center in Matarangi. They have great meals and delicious homemade cabinet food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they also do Takeaway meals, burgers and fish n chips for that ‘no cooking night’ and they also have a catering service.
We highly recommend dinner at The Dunes Restaurant and Bar whether you’ve been golfing or not! It has has stunning views over the beautiful golf course and the amazing sunsets over nearby Coromandel Range. It’s the perfect spot for a beer after golf. The Dunes has an a la Carte menu, an outdoor pizza oven & they do terrific bar snacks. Great indoor and outdoor seating with big screen TVs to watch any sporting events on.
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The Dunes Golf Resort, Matarangi
741 Matarangi Dr
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We highly recommend dinner at The Dunes Restaurant and Bar whether you’ve been golfing or not! It has has stunning views over the beautiful golf course and the amazing sunsets over nearby Coromandel Range. It’s the perfect spot for a beer after golf. The Dunes has an a la Carte menu, an outdoor pizza oven & they do terrific bar snacks. Great indoor and outdoor seating with big screen TVs to watch any sporting events on.
Specializing in fresh local seafood and award-winning modern NZ cuisine, enjoy a unique dining experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Majestically situated in the heart of Coromandel Township, enjoy the sun soaked courtyard and shaded verandas over summer and cosy dining next to an open fire during winter. Fully licensed, open 7 days.
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Pepper Tree Restaurant and Bar
31 Kapanga Rd
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Specializing in fresh local seafood and award-winning modern NZ cuisine, enjoy a unique dining experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Majestically situated in the heart of Coromandel Township, enjoy the sun soaked courtyard and shaded verandas over summer and cosy dining next to an open fire during winter. Fully licensed, open 7 days.