Spend your winter break in the Coromandel to get away from the hustle and bustle and reconnect to your inner self.

Recharge yourself with a visit to one of our many special coastal and bush hideaways, boutique shops and eateries. It's an experience truly good for your soul. www.tcdc.govt.nz/foodguide.

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Blue Ginger, Whitianga

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Lukes Kitchen, Kuaotunu

Given the latent thermal activity in the region, experience the childlike thrill of digging your own spa in the sand at Hot Water beach or a rejuvenating swim or soak in one of the thermal mineral pools. The waters are known for their soothing, healthful properties, and a relaxing sojourn in one of the spas provides time out for the mind and body. Or escape to The Lost Spring and leave the everyday behind with some pampering in the luxury day spa or soak in the private thermal pools. www.thelostspring.co.nz

There are plenty of sunny days so check out Your Coromandel Tracks and Trails Guide for rambling walks or mountain biking, which take you from harbour and river margins, heritage town centres, playgrounds, busy working wharves and, of course, the sandy beaches the Coromandel is famous for. Pick up your free copy at Council offices, libraries and Visitor Information Centres around the Coromandel, or download at
www.tcdc.govt.nz/tracksandtrails.

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Hauraki Rail Trail

For the more active, there's several fishing competitions, motorsport rally and multisport events, where adventurers get to challenge themselves in the rugged hills and expansive waters of the Coromandel. www.thecoromandel.com/events.

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Header image: The Lost Spring