From LAX, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific and Qantas all fly to Auckland, New Zealand, nearest major airport to Coromandel Town. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,328.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 64 (the country code for New Zealand) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Bookabach, http://www.bookabach.co.nz, is a rental-listing site where you deal directly with property owners. Make sure price includes linens.
WHAT TO DO
The Waterworks, 471, The 309 Road, Coromandel Town; 7-866-2113, http://www.thewaterworks.co.nz.
Bay Carving, 12 Esplanade, Whitianga; 7-866-4021; http://www.dreamland.co.nz/baycarving; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (reservations recommended).
Karangahake Walkway: 7-8687-284, http://www.newzealand.com/travel/sights-activities/scenic-highlights/walks-trails/sh-karangahake-walkway.cfm/searchcontext/0.html
WHERE TO EAT
Driving Creek Café; 180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel Town; 7-866-7066, http://www.drivingcreekcafe.com.
Salt Bar & Restaurant, 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga; 7-866-5818.