The beautiful and unspoiled Coromandel Peninsula is a popular place to visit for many of Capri on Pilot Bay's guests. Thames and Waihi, the gateways to the Coromandel on either side can be found at about an hour’s drive from Mount Maunganui so the region is an ideal choice for a day away.
Unspoilt and Beautiful
The Coromandel is an area with majestic mountains and a stunning, isolated coastline vying with native bush and forests.
There are some natural wonders here that you won’t see anywhere else in the world: Hot Water Beach near Hahei for instance, where you can sit back and relax in mineral hot spring salt water.
Relax and Unwind
If you love the unspoiled beauty of deserted beaches, places like Mercury Bay, Wilson Bay or Kennedy Bay are perfect destinations. Or take a trip to view the wonderful rock formations that make up Cathedral Cove.
Another option is to visit beautiful Whitianga and take a two-minute ferry crossing to Cooks Beach, a popular holiday spot that would take an hour to get to by road. Coromandel Township on the other side of peninsula is the epitome of what life really means here - totally laid back.
Book your Mount Maunganui accommodation at Capri on Pilot Bay so you can start planning your day trips around the region.