Clients can take a road trip from Auckland, or arrive by domestic air or sea. Each quaint Coromandel township is easy to explore on foot.

By Road

Although not far from Auckland, it pays to be extra safe on the narrow, winding roads when driving to The Coromandel.

Approx drive time and distances to other areas:





Approx Drive Time

Thames to Coromandel Town




1 hour

Thames to Whitianga (via SH25a)




1 hour 5 mins

Thames to Hamilton




1 hour 35 mins

Thames to Auckland




1 hour 40 mins

Thames to Rotorua




2 hours 20 mins

Coromandel to Whitianga (via SH25)




1 hour

Whitianga - Hot Water Beach/Hahei   35.5 22 35 minutes
Hot water Beach/Hahei   33.3 20 25 minutes
Tairua - Pauanui   25.2 15.6 20 minutes
Pauanui - Whangamata   36.3 22.5 30 minutes
Whangamata - Waihi   30 18.6 40 minutes
Waihi - Paeroa   20.7 12.8 25 minutes
Paeroa - Thames   32.9 20.4 35 minutes
Auckland - Thames   114 70.8 1 hour, 20 minutes
Rotorua - Thames   156 96.9 2 hours
Tauranga - Thames    114 70.8 1 hour, 20 minutes
Hamilton - Thames    100 62 1 hour, 20 minutes

Your clients can get around the North Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers. 

Driving Routes
The Pacific Coast Highway will lead clients from Auckland through to the Coromandel and onto the Bay of Plenty. They can also then continue on to Hawke’s Bay. Alternatively they can take State Highway 1 before turning left at the off-ramp for Coromandel and following State Highway 2.

By Air

Whitianga, can be flown to from Auckland.

Airlines flying into the Coromandel include:
Great Barrier Airlines

By Sea

360 Discovery Cruises offer a ferry service from Auckland to Coromandel town, whilst there are also local ferry services, such as in Whitianga between the town and Ferry Landing, and also between Tairua and Pauanui. 

Getting Around the Coromandel

Getting around the town centres is easy by foot, however hire cars, motorhomes and motorcycles are also available. Tours are also available throughout the region.

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