The Coromandel has some neat places to get away from it all. We stayed in the Kauarenga valley for a couple of nights and then headed to Stony bay on the far north east of the peninsula. It was rather windy at night but had a swim during the day and water was really warm. From here we headed down to Opoutere beach, just short of Whangamata.. another hidden gem. From there a quick stop at Athenree hot pools/ holiday park and back to Taranaki.