The Coromandel Peninsula is an amazing area of New Zealand for tramping, cycling, boating, family activities and sightseeing. If you are visiting as a guest, Mahamudra Centre is a peaceful respite as you leave daily life, as well as a base for activities in the Colville area. Our mission as a Buddhist Retreat Centre means guests follow the five ethical precepts and help create a peaceful refuge for everyone, as well as the conditions for introspection and meditation. Please see our Visiting the Centre page for details and our pet policy.
For information about what you can find around this beautiful area, here are some resources to help.
Colville and Beyond – attractions and events based in and around Colville. Stunning natural views and campgrounds include Port Jackson, Fletcher Bay, Waikawau Bay, and Stoney Bay. There is a beautiful coastal walkway connecting Fletcher Bay and Stoney Bay, and hikes near Mahamudra Centre include waterfalls and a 360 degree view of the peninsula.
Coromandel Town Information Site – Coromandel Town features art galleries, a small-gauge railway, a gold mine tour, kauri trees, a local history museum, and events like the summer Keltic Fair and the Winter Illume festival.
Thames Information Site – If you are driving here, you’ll be coming through Thames, the gateway to the Coromandel. Thames has a Saturday morning market, excellent cafes, historical museums, and more. Don’t miss the special bird watching and hot pools in Miranda, a slight detour on the way from Auckland.
Hahei Visitor Information – while on the peninsula, you might want to include stops in the Hahei area including Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.
There are many more attractions in Coromandel, so come explore!