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Coromandel & Bay of Plenty

Hot Water beach

Just east of Auckland on the east side of the Hauraki Gulf. lies the Coromandel peninsula The Peninsula is one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand. Rugged forests, breathtaking views and wonderful beaches such as "hot water beach" above where hot water bubbles up in the sand and you can dig and lie in your own bath. The peninsula has become one of New Zealand's favourite playgrounds---a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and become immersed in the natural environment. it is a different world that can both soothe the spirit and challenge the adventurous.

Mt Maunganui

To the south and east of Coromandel lies the Bay of Plenty. Tauranga is the region's largest residential and commercial area, with profuse sunshine and a fertile landscape, making the township the centre of a large kiwifruit and citrus growing area The Bay of Plenty’s premier game fishing waters extend to offshore islands, offering an abundance of fish catches including snapper, kingfish, tuna, marlin, terakihi, hapuka, shark and the giant albacore (unique to the Bay of Plenty). According to world records, the biggest kingfish and snapper were caught in the Bay of Plenty.

White Island

White Island is one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes. In 1914, a landslide killed eleven men at a sulfur works. The volcano was not erupting at the time. The volcano last erupted in June, 1995.

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