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Exploring the Coromandel Peninsula

New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula is home to some fabulous beaches, magnificent scenery, rugged forests and laid-back villages. It is the perfect place to explore on the road, with campervan being a fantastic way to do this.

On this scenic drive visitors will see historical landmarks, artists’ studios and beautiful beaches with rainforest backdrops. The old mining city of Thames is a great place to start, as it is the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula. From here visitors can go hiking in the Kauaeranga Valley, explore the magnificent volcanic Coromandel Ranges or stroll along the city’s Shortland Wharf.

Drive the campervan hire north on an extremely spectacular drive along the winding Thames Coast Road to Coromandel, which is best known for its artist community and crafts. This is a great place to rest before heading further north to the Moehau Range near the very north tip of the peninsula. This is one of New Zealand’s biodiversity hot spots, having plenty of unique indigenous vegetation.

Mercury Bay is the next destination on this journey, which is famous for its fantastic scuba diving, yachting, beautiful beaches and the impressive Cathedral Cove. This is one of the most popular areas on the Coromandel Peninsula and much return here time and time again. Further south along the east coast of the peninsula is the amazing Hot Spring Beach, which is noted for its beautiful beaches and two hot springs.

Finish the Coromandel Peninsula exploration in the picturesque town of Tauira before returning the campervan rental to Thames, where vehicles are provided by Coastal Campers. For a larger selection of vehicles, start the self-drive exploration in Auckland. Here campervans are on offer from numerous well-known suppliers such as Hippie Camper, Jucy and Apollo.

If you are off to explore New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula please check the low rates and special offers for motorhome hire New in Zealand with RVRentaCampervan.