The Coastal Walkway
Explore the last frontier…discover the Coromandel Coastal Walkway, with its splendid isolation and most spectacular coastal scenery.READ MORE
Enhance your holiday by hiring a bicycle to explore one of our many scenic trails. New Zealand offers many fantastic cycle ways ranging from easy trails for all the family to enjoy up to more challenging grades in some of our stunning forests.READ MORE
On the Water
Surf The Coromandel, New Zealand. Be inspired to start planning your trip, pack your kit and GoPro to The Coromandel.READ MORE
Medical centres are found in most towns and the bigger cities have hospitals & ER services. A chemist is the NZ term for a pharmacist or drug store. Their shops are open during normal business hours & most cities have urgent dispensaries open outside these hours, listed in the front of the telephone book under Hospitals.
Please be aware that ultraviolet radiation from the sun can be harsh. It is important to wear sunglasses, a hat and sunblock. The burn time between 11am & 3pm can be as little as 10 minutes, so seek shade or cover up during the middle of the day. Outdoor stores sell Rash tops which have built in sun protection & they are available for adults & children.
Bites & Stings
While NZ doesn’t have any dangerous wildlife, sandflies & mosquitoes can be annoying in some areas. Insect repellent will take care of them. No serious diseases are carried by them, though travellers from overseas may come out in itchy lumps in reaction to being bitten by them until they adapt. Wasps can be a nuisance in some areas, if allergic to their stings, carry medication.