Wecome to the Northern Coromandel "A place where you don’t have time to hurry". Whether it’s relaxing on a beach, enjoying the walking tracks, catching a fish for dinner or sampling the local art, cuisine and culture, the Moehau area provides a glimpse of how New Zealand used to be. Enjoy stunning views and rich wildlife, while strolling the walkways situated on the northern part of the Moehau farmpark and State Forest. Discover the quirky art scene, that has evolved from the alternative lifestylers who settled in the area in the early 70’s. Check out first hand what local environment groups are achieving in the battle to save rare and endangered species. Visit places of Maori & pioneering history with numerous Pa sites (= Maori fortifications) and see remnants of early European settlement, such as the Kauri, Granite & Gold industries that were carried out in the 1800’s.
The area is blessed with some great sandy beaches worth checking out, such as: Waitete Bay : Situated between Papa Aroha and Colville this beach is a great safe swimming beach. An excellent beach for the kids! Otautu Bay : A beach with a big history and another sandy beach that provides safe swimming and great fishing. It’s the last sandy beach (on the Western side) until you reach Port Jackson. Port Jackson : Wow! This is a stunning long, white beach, great fishing, camping and swimming area with a big history . Fletcher Bay : The end of the line.... Want to get away from it all? Well try this! Not only is it the beginning/end of one of New Zealand's 'Great Walks' with breathtaking views, it also provides for fantastic swimming and fishing. Sandy Bay (Port Charles): Situated between Port Charles and Stony Bay campground, this beach is a safe sandy beach to swim and play on. It boasts stunning views and is located at the foot of the Moehau mountain, which is listed as one of the significant environmental areas. Waikawau Bay: One of the jewels of the Coromandel, with intensive environment programs in place to enhance waterway and sand dune biodiversity. Apart from the campground at the southern end, this beach has no development on or next to it. Instead you can experience a fantastic long sandy ocean beach with all the ecosystems that a dune environment should have! With the right conditions this beach produces some great surf! Little Bay : This beach lies just south of Waikawau, below a little bach settlement. A small intimate sandy beach, which provides a good place to swim and fish. The kids will love it!
Public Walkways: The northern end of the Peninsula has some fantastic walks! Fantail Bay Track: Steep track, which starts just behind the campground and leads to the bush line. Outstanding views! (Approx. 3hrs to the bush line.) Muriwai Track: Fantastic sea views! Starts at Port Jackson and offers amazing views of the Gulf. (Approx. 2 hrs return.) Coromandel Walkway: Great coastal scenery! Runs between Fletchers Bay and Stony Bay (3 hrs one way, 6 hrs return.) Waikawau Bay (Matamataharakeke Track): Starts at Waikawau Bay DOC Campground. Steep walk, but what a view when you get to the top!! (3hrs circuit.)