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Local tourist attractions
Coromandel suggestions

Below are just a few of the local tourist attractions on offer on the Coromandel.

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Mercury Bay

Mercury Bay is an outdoor paradise offering pristine beaches, sportfishing, boating and wilderness treks in the

tranquil surroundings of New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula. Included is world famous Hot Water Beach and native kiwi habitat.
Mercury Bay Local tourist attractions Coromandel suggestions - Kaeppeli's B&B










Mercury Bay - Historical Museum

Historical Museum Local tourist attractions Coromandel suggestions - Kaeppeli's B&B

The Coromandel Peninsula's most visited museum with exhibits dating from 800-950 AD. Kupe Maori Artifacts, HMS Buffalo (sunk 1840),

Kauri and Gum Industries, Dairy Factory, early settlers records and photographic collection.

View the 35 minutes video "Twelve Days-Captain James Cook in Mercury Bay".


Coromandel Town - Historic Places

Coromandel has a rich stock of surviving buildings of heritage significances and although 'boom and bust' in nature, gold mining was the dominant industry for 34 years from 1868, and this is reflected in the Register of Historic Places.

Coromandel is now rapidly growing as a popular tourist destination and is know internationally for the production of marine-farmed green lip mussels for the export market.

Although some of the buildings illustrated are open to the public many are private homes. Please respect privacy at places not open to the public and view from the road only. Private residences are marked as such with (Private) by the address

Coromandel Town Historic Places - Local tourist attractions Coromandel suggestions - Kaeppeli's B&B











Coromandel Gold Stamper Battery

Your friendly guides are totally committed enthusiasts who bring this important part of Coromandel's history to life.

You will be amazed at the awesome power of water that is used to crush gold-bearing rock into sand.

Watch it happen. Experience the life of early New Zealand from a time when these hills pounded to the sound of mining.

Coromandel Gold Stamper Battery - Local tourist attractions Coromandel suggestions - Kaeppeli's B&B.








Driving Creek Railway

Driving Creek Railway - Local tourist attractions Coromandel suggestions - Kaeppeli's B&B.The ony narrow gauge mountain railway in NZ, Driving Creek Railway is a really wonderful 1hour roundtrip through beautiful native forest. The railway has taken 27 years to build, your host, Barry Brickell wishes to share his vision with you. Magnificient engineering.




Rapaura Watergardens — Tapu

Rapaura Watergardens Tapu - Local tourist attractions Coromandel suggestions - Kaeppeli's B&B.En route Thames Kuaotunu the Rapaura Watergardens is a perfect

place to break your journey. A leisurely walk through native bush brings you to the cascading waterfalls known as "The Seven Stairs to Heaven".


Butterfly and Orchid Garden — Tararu

Butterfly and Orchid Garden Tararu - Local tourist attractions Coromandel suggestions - Kaeppeli's B&BJust north of Thames is the Butterfly and Orchard Garden.

Take the time and enter this little wonder world, full of the most beautiful butterflies. New Zealands first tropcial butterfly and orchard garden.


Icecream Kuaotunu

After a day at the beach, golfing, riding or fishing, it's nice to stop at the Kuaotunu Store for a real Kiwi icecream. Try the Hokey Pokey.

Waiau Waterworks

Fun for children, even more fun for adults! Where whimsical wonders are worked by water. Bring your togs and have a swim in the swimming hole. Waiau Waterworks is 40 minutes drive from Kaeppeli's B&B.

Arts and Crafts

The Coromandel is the home of many wonderful artists and crafts people. A visit to Lloyd Franklin is a must. Lloyd is a brilliant craftsman, making hand forged knives, these knives really sit nicely in the hand. A must for every cook.

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