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The Coromandel is a peninsula on the east coast of north island.
It is about a two hours drive from Auckland and is a weekend retreat for a lot of Aucklanders.
The Coromandel Peninsula is hilly and covered in bush along its centre. The coast line has numerous sandy beaches with bush running down to them.
There are numerous places that you can stay, one is Long Bay where there is a small caravan site just outside Coromandel itself.
There is also a camp site just outside Thames which has lodges for those who are adverse to getting wet and cold.


A view of Long Bay from the camp site.
To the far north there
is Port Jackson. This is a picnic spot with some toilets but it is very basic but worth the trip if you have time. The bay is very scenic with a view of the Great Barrier island.
The weather in the Coromandel Peninsula can be termed as wet, not as wet as Fiordland but be prepared. If you feel like some luxurious therapy whilst on the Coromandel Peninsula it is highly recommended that you visit Miranda Springs. Miranda Springs is a thermal swimming pool that is guaranteed to help take all of those aches and pains away. As well as the swimming pool there are thermal baths that are hot which will leave you feeling revived and refreshed ready for your next leg of your journey.

Port Jackson
A view of Port Jackson .