Coromandel’s tourism industry continues to expand as we attract greater numbers of international tourists to our district.
A mural representing the connection between local hapū has been unveiled within the Hairini Link project in Tauranga.
Young backpackers are making a difference to the small Bay of Plenty town of Murupara.
Partly automated cleaning stations are being rolled out across regions at risk of kauri dieback disease.
Infometrics warns growth in tourism activity could slow over the next few months, due to storm damage on SH25 Thames Coast Rd.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has closed Kauaeranga Valley Road, tracks, campsites and the Pinnacles Hut until 30 March 2018 (Easter Friday).
Luxury hot pools and spa attraction The Lost Spring has appointed Alanna Kline its new chief executive.
The construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark will begin in January 2018.
The Coromandel Kauri Dieback Forum is calling on everyone visiting Peninsula forests this summer to help prevent kauri dieback disease spreading.
The popular Cathedral Cove park and ride shuttle will be operating over the busy 2017/18 summer holiday season, along with longer opening hours at the Hahei Village Entrance car park.
Conservation land should be protected for tourism and not be made available for mining, says the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.
Stunning scenery, seafood and sharing industry information was the main course of the day for the Coromandel’s first Food Forum held this week.
International visitor spend jumped 22% to $106m for the year to June 2017 in a record year for The Coromandel, according to Destination Coromandel’s latest annual report.
The strength and depth of The Coromandel Tourism Industry has been recognised at the second annual Showcase Awards, hosted by Destination Coromandel.
Top 10 Holiday Park at Hot Water Beach has been recognised for its major contribution to tourism and hospitality on the Coromandel winning the tourism and hospitality section at the recent Hauraki Coromandel Business Award.
The iconic Rainbow from Rainbow’s End has a new home, and now the brightly coloured landmark is ready to welcome people to Waihi and possibly make the dreams they dare to dream come true!
We are developing a Coastal Management Strategy, which will also help us advocate on your behalf.
Campaigners are desperately trying to rally support to prevent the closure of the iconic Opoutere Youth Hostel near Whangamata.
The new leg of the Hauraki Rail Trail has opened up a world of opportunity for cyclists to discover more of The Coromandel.
Work towards lodging resource consent for Stage One of Te Ara O Hei Walk and a car park at Lees Rd is to be progressed, subject to certain terms being met.
A project between the Whakatāne District Council and Google is aiming to take that accessibility to a whole new level.
Falls Retreat in Waihi, Hot Water Beach Top10 holiday park, and The Lost Spring hot pools are finalists in the 2017 Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards.
The Coromandel economy expanded by 3.6% over the year to June 2017 topping the national growth rate of 2.8%.
Rotorua’s Te Puia and two local hapu have bought Rotorua’s Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal attraction.
The implementation of regional tourism priorities to help grow the Bay of Plenty’s visitor economy to $2.5bn by 2030 is part of a refresh of the region’s development action plan.
Bay of Plenty tourism stalwart, Waimarino Group, is developing two new products to add to its kayaking operation.
Have you got an event that has the potential to become iconic to the Coromandel – will attract domestic and international tourists as well as our holiday home owners – and can be run outside of peak summer?
Nearly half a million people visited the Coromandel over the last Christmas-New Years period, according to our latest peak population study.
A funding review sought by Tourism BOP has seen Tauranga City Council change its mind and restore its $4m funding for a new Mount Maunganui visitor centre.
The wave of hospitality spending around a Lions game continued on the weekend with spending through Paymark in Bay of Plenty amongst merchants such as bars, clubs and cafes amounted to $3.5m.
Community-based organisations with projects aimed at developing visitor facilities have received a funding boost.
The only waterfront backpackers accommodation hostel in the Coromandel tourist-magnet township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale.
Tourism centerpieces are at the heart of fresh annual plans for both Wellington and Tauranga.
Holiday-makers can return to Hauraki and Thames Coromandel districts after cyclone Cook passed the east of the Coromandel Peninsula without making landfall.
Operators in the Thames-Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions are preparing for the worse as Cyclone Cook lashes the North Island today.
The Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions are battening down the hatches again as MetService issues another heavy rain warning.
The Coromandel’s tourism sector enjoyed a bumper 2016, with data showing that visitor spending totalled $337M in 2016, up 7.7% from its 2015 level.
Jenny Tait and her husband Peter started tours to White Island in 1990 with a single boat ferrying six passengers at a time from Whakatane. Today, their business operates four vessels taking up to 350 people a day to the volcanic island.
The beauty of Tauranga’s McLaren Falls Park will be showcased this weekend in a unique family-friendly event – the first of its kind for the reserve.
The issue of whether residential ratepayers who rent out their homes for profit should pay rates in line with their commercial counterparts is not a new one.
Local celebrities are voicing what they love about the Bay of Plenty and they want residents to join them.
Tourism New Zealand and Nikon Australia have today launched a new global partnership to dshowcase New Zealand’s landscapes and Nikon’s KeyMission 360-degree camera.
22 May 2018 Hobbiton-themed Magic match dress unveiled