Take in sea views from the Eyefull Tower Lookout
Hop aboard New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain rail train, the Driving Creek Railway and Potteries. The one-hour ride climbs through native bush, crossing tunnels and spirals, before arriving at an epic lookout – aptly named the Eyefull Tower for the sweeping views over the Hauraki Gulf. Plus, spy hidden pottery and sculptures along the tracks. A must-do experience in the Coromandel!
Long Bay Beach
The closest beach to Coromandel Town, Long Bay is the perfect place to relax or picnic without straying too far from the township’s amenities. Just 3km away, at low tide it’s even closer - take a short walk across the sand flats to Long Bay Motor Camp. If you’re up for a longer walk, continue to Tucks Bay and then to the Kauri Grove track.