Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

For nature lovers, the Coromandel should be at the top of your list. Renowned for its beach town vibes and misty forests, you won’t want to miss the grand cavern-like formation at Cathedral Cove or the opportunity to dig your own, natural hot spa pool in the sand at Hot Water beach.

There are plenty of walking tracks, the 2-day hike to the Pinnacles, one of the highest peaks in the Coromandel Forest Park is one of the most popular. If you’re a surfer, you’ll want to head straight to Whangamata, known for consistent swell and quality breaks. Once you’re done exploring all the beauty the Coromandel has to offer, you’ll be able to hit the cafés and art galleries to unwind.