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If you go: Coromandel, New Zealand

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GETTING THERE

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.

TELEPHONES

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

Bachcare Holiday Homes, 9-361-1550, http://www.bachcare.co.nz, or e-mail enquiries@bachcare.co.nz.

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.

Highzone Adventure Ropes Course, 49 Kaimarama Road, Whitianga; http://www.highzone.co.nz, or e-mail info@highzone.co.nz.

Lost Springs Thermal Pools & Day Spa, 121A Cook Drive, Whitianga; 7-866-0456, http://www.thelostspring.co.nz, e-mail magic@thelostspring.co.nz.

Bay Carving, 12 Esplanade, Whitianga; 7-866-4021; http://www.dreamland.co.nz/baycarving; e-mail baycarving@xtra.co.nz (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.

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